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Info booth opens for $2B redevelopment plan

After more than four years of debate, the plan to revitalize Hempstead Village’s downtown gets under way with the unveiling of the Main Street Project information booth.

Mayor Wayne Hall Sr., village trustees and representatives from the project’s co-developers — Renaissance Downtowns of Plainview and UrbanAmerica Principals III of Manhattan — will open the booth Thursday at 11 a.m. Renaissance Downtowns is a developer and UrbanAmerica Principals III, a real estate investment firm.

The booth was designed for village residents to learn about the $2 billion redevelopment project and how they can become involved in the planning process. The booth is located in the Long Island Bus parking lot, across from District Court on Main Street in Hempstead.

The development team and village officials envision a combination of residential units including condominiums, co-ops and rental apartments ranging from studios to town houses that will accommodate all income levels.

The project would also include a hotel, a mix of shops, open spaces, parking and entertainment. The project would create more than 3,000 permanent jobs and 10,000 construction jobs, developers and village officials said.

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