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Official Touts ‘Future Of Suburbia’ With Groundbreaking In Farmingdale

Jefferson Plaza Will Feature Luxury Housing, Retail
Officials break ground for the Jefferson Plaza complex in Farmingdale, Long Island, Nov. 20, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Officials break ground for the Jefferson Plaza complex in Farmingdale, Long Island, Nov. 20, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Officials broke ground Wednesday on a mixed-use complex in Farmingdale, Long Island.

As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, when complete, Jefferson Plaza will consist of 154 units of luxury housing and retail space.

The development is going in right next to the Farmingdale Long Island Rail Road train station and is within walking distance to the downtown.

Farmingdale’s mayor said the project is critical to the future of suburbia.

“This is so important to not only our village but the villages throughout Long Island,” Mayor Ralph Ekstrand told Xirinachs.

The $38 million project is aimed at keeping young people on Long Island.

“With these transit-oriented developments, they can get these luxury apartments, they can downsize to one car, they can commute on the LIRR,” said Ekstrand. “A godsend in revitalizing our area.”

Rendering of Jefferson Plaza complex in Farmingdale, Long Island. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Rendering of Jefferson Plaza complex in Farmingdale, Long Island. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

The development is expected to be complete in two years, Xirinachs reported.

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