Westbury Releases Video Updating DRI/TOD Progress

The Village of Westbury has released a video updating residents on progress of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Grant received several years ago.

The video gives a brief overview on what improvements have already been made for the village thanks to the infusion of money from NYS.  Previously announced or completed projects include the creation of a pedestrian plaza through Post and Union Ave intersections; implementation of streetscape improvements aimed at creating a more pedestrian-friendly downtown; rezoning of the Village to promote transit-oriented development; creation of a fund for grants or loans for small business improvements; purchase and development of open space adjacent to the LIRR station; purchase and renovation of a permanent home for Westbury Arts; upgrades to the recreation & community center.

The video also updates viewers on the newly passed rezoning changes for the downtown.  On December 15th, 2019, Westbury passed sweeping changes to its zoning code that will allow for more transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Maple/Union Triangle area surrounding the LIRR station.  Work has already begun to that effect, including a new parking garage on the north side of the station, which is slated to open in October of this year.  There has already been significant progress made on the LIRR expansion project as well, all of which is discussed in the video.

You can view the full progress video for the Village of Westbury here.