Vision Long Island Board Visits Downtown Mineola, Hears from Mayor, Developments, and LIRR

Last week, Vision’s board of directors met in the Long Island Railroad’s Third Track office in downtown Mineola followed by a tour of the One Third Avenue development.

Representatives from the Railroad and the construction team presented Vision’s board with both the planned improvements as well as the innovative construction methods they are using to minimize disruption for the rail road and nearby roads.  In addition to the third track itself, there will be improvements at all seven stations along its length, replacement of grade crossings with overpasses to reduce delays when trains pass by during peak hours, improvements to existing overpasses, miles of sound barrier walls, and improvements to numerous substations and interlockings to improve reliability.

The overpasses are being pre-constructed on property near the crossings then slid into place to minimize closures and disruptions.  The replacement of the Post Avenue overpass in Westbury was completed in one weekend with minimal disruption.  The construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.

After the meeting Vision board and staff toured the recently completed “One Third Avenue” multifamily development by Lalezarian Properties who are also building the Village Green project just a few blocks away.  The tour included several units, a one bedroom, a one and a “half” bedroom and a two bedroom unit.  The property has 311 residential units and includes many amenities including a gym, indoor pool, a roof deck and event room on the top level with views of Manhattan. 

The building is located one block from the Mineola train station and has underground parking for residents and some ground level retail along Third Avenue. Overall, the building has a very pared down and modern feel with high end amenities for its residents.

Vision Long Island was happy to hear from the LIRR on the progress as well as get a tour of one of the Long Island’s newest residential units centered on public transportation hubs.