On Thursday, July 1st, elected officials and housing advocates joined developers at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new affordable housing project in the Garvies Point Waterfront Revitalization Project.
Construction on the $31.5 million project from Jericho-based Georgica Green Ventures at the site began in June. The new affordable housing building will bring 55 workforce-priced rental apartments to a 1.5-acre site purchased from Garvies Point developer RXR Realty.
The new rental development will consist of two four-story buildings that will have four studio residences, 16 one-bedroom, 29 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom apartments for people earning from 30 percent to 100 percent of the area median income.
The development is slated to be completed in 18 months. The Long Island Housing Partnership will conduct a lottery for the apartments in Q4 2022.
PWGC has been selected by Georgica Green Ventures to provide professional environmental and engineering services. Throughout the project, PWGC will work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York State Department of Health, and US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to ensure that the project provides the highest degree of protection to the environment and human health.
The Garvies Point Waterfront Revitalization Project represents one of the most significant site redevelopments on Long Island. The Glen Cove waterfront was once a booming industrial area which took advantage of the access to the Hempstead Harbor for transportation of goods. As time went by and the area moved away from industry, these lands sat vacant for many years as their historical use left them undesirable for redevelopment. Through extensive efforts, first by the USEPA and NYSDEC, and more recently by the City of Glen Cove and RXR Glen Isle Partners, these former industrial lands have been cleaned up and reinvigorated into a vibrant waterfront community consisting of a combination of public amenities and commercial/residential buildings.