Nassau Hub has competition for aid
Redevelopment of the Nassau Hub has competition for state aid.
Members of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Corp. said Wednesday that they had received about 25 applications for building projects to be designated as "transformative" to the local economy.
They include the Hub, an icehouse operation in Montauk, redevelopment of Hempstead Village and the proposed Brookhaven Rail Terminal initiative.
The council, appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year, will review the applications along with more information due July 16. The council is expected to recommend a handful of projects to Albany for a shot at some of the $25 million up for grabs should the region win the statewide competition.
Last year, 13 projects were designated as transformative from 44 applicants. The Hub was not among them.
Photo: Nassau County's Veterans Memorial Coliseum, whose redevelopment is a key component of the proposed Hub project.