One of two Long Island villages to receive grants from Restore NY; the other awarded to Hempstead Village.

A project in Port Jefferson Village was supported by a $2 million grant from Empire State Development through the Restore NY program. The funding is one of only two programs on Long Island.

Two vacant buildings at 1601-1605 Main Street in Port Jefferson will be demolished to make way for mixed-use development. The proposed project is designed to provide 53 residential units and approximately 2,500 square feet of commercial space.

According to a statement from current mayor Margot Garant, the project, developed by Conifer Realty & Developers, “aims to create a vibrant space that combines residential and commercial elements for housing in the area.” provide a much-needed solution to the shortage” Port Jefferson, who is running for Brookhaven Township Supervisor this November.

Conifer has completed construction of a similar mixed-use apartment complex called Port Jefferson Crossing on Village Main Street, just north of the Long Island train station. The project is fully leased and has received over 1,300 applicants for new condominium units.

“The lack of workforce housing has a profound impact on our communities, impacting the economy and the well-being of residents,” Gallant said. “Businesses face challenges attracting and retaining workers due to the high cost of living, while individuals and households are forced to spend a significant portion of their income on housing. We must act now to mitigate the impact of this crisis.”

Another Restore NY grant of $2.65 million was for the Carman Place apartment project in Hempstead Village. Conifer Realty is also developing the project to demolish dilapidated and vacant lots and complete infrastructure work to build a mixed-use development with 228 affordable residential units and ground-floor retail. write it up About the project.

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