July 16, 2013
Wyandanch Rising Breaks Ground in Suffolk County and Projected to Create 150 Jobs
Source: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor Cuomo announced that Wyandanch Rising broke ground on an active, mixed-use community, as part of the first phase of the major revitalization project in Suffolk County. This initial phase will include a five story mixed use development with 91 rental units, along with retail and residential areas. When completed, the full project will create 150 new jobs and result in Wyandanch Village – an environmentally responsible, 40-acre neighborhood.
"This major milestone has been a long time coming, but it's here and the LIREDC excited to see a Priority Project of this magnitude moving forward with so many public and private sector partners," said LIREDC Co-chairs Kevin Law, President of Long Island Association and Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra University. "Understanding the significance of revitalizing Long Island's most distressed community, supporting this project has been a top priority of the Council and we have also identified Wyandanch as the focus of our Opportunity Agenda, which help ensure members of the community have the tools they need to overcome barriers to enter the workforce. We are proud to be playing a key role in realizing the vision of the Town of Babylon for this important community."
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