More than a year since the groundbreaking of Jefferson Plaza—a $59 million transit-oriented development project, across from the Long Island Railroad station—Farmingdale village officials recently announced the opening of the first of the two mixed-use retail/residential apartment buildings.
Earlier this week, Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand presented a Certificate of Occupancy while simultaneously welcoming the first tenants into their new home at 148 S. Front St.
Despite a few minor hiccups with the excavation of the property, the newly opened facility features 39 rental apartments and approximately 6,000 square feet of retail space.
Between the two buildings, Jefferson Plaza will share a total 19,400 sq. ft of retail space with 154 luxury apartments above.
Housing will also provide amenities strictly for residents including three courtyards, barbecues, two clubhouses, a fitness center, a business lounge, a theater/media room and on-site management.
Rent costs anywhere from $2,585 to $3,475, with an additional 16 units reserved for “workforce housing” at a significantly reduced price.
Meanwhile, the construction of the property to the west side of Secatogue Ave. isn’t slated to open until early 2015.
For more information on the development of Jefferson Plaza, visit www.farmingdaleplaza.com