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Amityville to choose one of 4 developers for downtown

Amityville could select a developer for major downtown work by November, according to a schedule released at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

That schedule calls for the village to send a request for proposals by April 1 to the Albanese Group, Renaissance Downtowns, Tritec and Avalon Bay, developers that have partnered with neighboring municipalities and have expressed interest in doing business with the village.

“This is going to result in a new Amityville, or a different Amityville,” Mayor James Wandell said.

The area under consideration is a stretch of the Route 110 Corridor from Sunrise Highway in the north, south roughly to Avon Place. It includes approximately 60 parcels with 40 owners. Among the sites is the mostly empty 7.67-acre former location of Brunswick Hospital.

Rezoning is likely for that area, village officials have said, easing density, parking and building height requirements and allowing for mixed uses, all changes that could make the area more attractive to developers.

Officials have indicated that they are willing to consider a broad range of development possibilities. A request for qualifications sent to potential developers last year asked for plans describing a mix of uses, including residential, retail, restaurant and office.

That document also requested plans for public improvements to parking, streetscape, traffic calming and walkways from the village downtown to the nearby Long Island Rail Road station.

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