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Huntington Station revitalization moves forward

The Town of Huntington has taken the next step toward revitalizing Huntington Station: It’s looking for a “master developer” with ideas and strategies to develop the next phase of the project.

On Wednesday, the town issued a “request for qualifications” for a “master developer/partner.”

Town officials said the developer will work on a Phase II Action Plan with the town’s Economic Development Corp. and Community Development Agency.

Actions taken during the first phase of the project include the town’s purchase of 1264-1268 New York Ave., which has been transformed into the Huntington Station Enrichment Center, a dental office and a business incubator; purchase and demolition of a former auto repair shop at 1000 New York Ave., with plans to replace it with a mixed-use building; creation of the Gateway Community Garden and streetscaping along New York Avenue.

In a statement, Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said as the town heads into the next phrase of the project, “enlisting the expertise and professional contacts of a Master Developer should bring fresh ideas into this ongoing effort and help speed their implementation.”

The request for qualifications emphasizes the qualifications or track record of a potential contractor. Responses are due June 1.

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