The Village of Westbury recently released its downtown revitalization plan, which includes the transformation of 50 acres of the industrial neighborhood north of the LIRR Westbury Station. With the enhanced Westbury Station and the Westbury North Parking Garage – currently under construction as part of the LIRR Expansion Project – this new transit-oriented neighborhood will attract both seniors and young professionals to the area, as well as encourage more traffic at local businesses in downtown Westbury.
Mayor Peter Cavallaro of Westbury shared his excitement with this transit-oriented development plan: “Everybody is trying to figure out how to keep their community healthy and sustainable for the future,” he said. “From what we’ve seen, the transit-oriented development offers the best possible manner in communities that have train stations to spur economic development.”
In 2016, Westbury was one of 10 communities statewide to be awarded a $10 million downtown revitalization grant from the State of New York, and a portion of this $10 million award has gone to Westbury’s new downtown revitalization plan.
For more information about the LIRR Westbury Station enhancement, including architectural renderings, please visit the project page on AModernLI.com – //www.amodernli.com/project/westbury-station-enhancement/.