This website is designed to keep the community updated and engaged with the development of the Interim Dissolution Study for the Village of Highland Falls.
Why are we here?
Your input and ideas are vital.
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What is the project area?
What is the "Innovation District"?
The Village of Hempstead Innovation District is a large strategic overlay zone designed to create an ecosystem where businesses and institutions can communicate with each other to exchange ideas, skills, and experiences. The Innovation District will link downtown with the industrial area along Peninsula Boulevard, as well as create important economic opportunities for Village residents. The Innovation District will establish a medical/healthcare hub in Hempstead’s downtown which will be anchored with an incubator and educational center, providing space for apprenticeships and educational programming supported by Hofstra University and other local educational institutions. Further physical linkages will expand downtown Hempstead and better connect downtown retail, restaurants, and other commercial services to the large daytime worker population found within the industrial district.
What is the project timeline?
- October 24th, 2017 – Village Initiates Downtown Revitalization Efforts with BOA Committee
- April 19th, 2018 – Committee & Stakeholders Meeting
- September 27th, 2018 – Committee & Stakeholders Meeting
- January 23rd, 2019 – Public Meeting
- May 23rd, 2019 – Committee & Stakeholders Meeting
- November 7th, 2019 – Committee & Stakeholders Meeting
- June 27th, 2019 – Public Meeting
- April / May 2021 – Stakeholder DRI Engagement for Water and Sewer Projects
- July 30, 2021 – Innovation District Funding Requested
- September 7th, 2021 – Village Board Meeting to Pass Resolution
- September 8th, 2021 Public Visioning Workshop, 7:00 p.m.
Hempstead Public Library, 115 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, NY
- September 10th, 2021 – Downtown Goals & Strategies Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Kennedy Memorial Park, 335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY
More to come.
Images Courtesy: AKRF, Inc., May 2020
Updated August 25, 2021