Nassau Pledges $1 Million for TOD Projects

Vision was enthused to see Nassau County fund infrastructure work for necessary traffic calming, parking access, façade improvement, streetscapes and public space associated with TOD and downtown redevelopment.

“This funding may also be used to address growing pains of recent TOD development – from parking concerns, to traffic issues, to improvements to pedestrian safety,” said County Executive Laura Curran. “We must take advantage of New York State’s investments in the LIRR third track and continue to do everything we can to facilitate and support these transformative efforts, where it makes sense, for the future of Nassau County.”

Nassau’s Office of Communit Development will seek to allocate $1 million in funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the initiative.  The money will be used to fund at least three projects and municipalities can apply for up to $400,000 in funding.  Because the funding is coming from the CDBG program, projects will be required to meet the low/moderate income national objective area-wide or through the creation of jobs available to low- and moderate-income families.

According to Nassau County, this will effort will support project costs and help put developments in place that can stimulate downtowns by maximizing the space available.  The growth of our Main Street business districts comes with the need for pedestrian amenities and placemaking opportunities that improve the experience of living, working and shopping downtown.

“It’s great to see Nassau County fund infrastructure work for necessary traffic calming, parking access, façade improvement, streetscapes and public space associated with TOD and downtown redevelopment,” said Vision Long Island Director Eric Alexander. “The good news is that there are now many villages and unincorporated hamlets in Nassau County that have robust downtown revitalization and TOD programs that can take advantage of this funding opportunity with successful projects that will be well worth the investment.”

The good news is that there are now many Villages and unincorporated hamlets in Nassau County that have robust downtown revitalization and TOD programs that can take advantage of this funding opportunity with successful projects that will be well worth the investment. 

You can read more at Long Island Business News.