Renaissance Village Holds Grand Opening in Middle Island

Vision Long Island joined developer Concern for Independent Living this past week for the grand opening celebration of Renaissance Village in Middle Island.

This 123-unit rental project aims to provide affordable housing to the community for veterans and others. Middle Island Civic Association President Gail Bailey spoke at the event on the many new commercial and residential developments coming as part of their plan to connect a town center to the varying uses that exist in the community. Both Concern and the civic association won Smart Growth Awards this year in relation to this project and other revitalization efforts.  The design of the buildings and management of the facility were a testament to the staff and consultants at Concern, including contractors Belfor.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone also spoke at the event and was joined by Suffolk Legislators Kate Browning, Rob Calarco and Sarah Anker.

Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine spoke in support of the project and took time to thank the former councilwoman, Connie Kepert, for her work on the site.  The Supervisor also spoke in support of two other projects that are tied to the sewer plant from this development, noting that they would be favorable additions to the community.  Councilman Michael Loguercio spoke in support as well.

The Middle Island Civic Association and Vision Long Island worked on a visioning and master plan for the community that was approved by the Town of Brookhaven. The site was subject to a multi-year approval process and multiple lawsuits before becoming a reality.  

Vision Long Island would like to congratulate Ralph Fasano and his team at Concern for Independent Living for completing this long awaited project. For more on this project, click here.