Public Input Sought on the Use of $10 Million State Grant Award in Downtown Hicksville
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia announce that residents will once again have an opportunity to provide input into the use of a $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative Investment in Downtown Hicksville at the second scheduled public workshop, which will take place on Thursday, December 14th at the William P. Bennet Hicksville Community Center, located at 28 W. Carl Street in Hicksville. The meeting is scheduled from 7pm to 9pm.
“My administration was thrilled to be the recipient of a $10 million award from Governor Cuomo and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council for downtown revitalization in Hicksville,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The first public workshop, held in early November, saw a tremendous turnout and great resident participation offering input on the potential uses for this amazing grant opportunity. I look forward to furthering this process and expect another great night of discussion and debate as word spreads throughout the community about this Downtown Revitalization Initiative.”
Councilwoman Alesia stated, “With these new State funds and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $132 million investment in the Hicksville railroad station, we can transform the Hicksville community into a vibrant downtown for millennials, downsizers, empty nesters and senior citizens alike. I encourage residents to attend this public workshop and provide us with their desired vision for future of our community.”
Under the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant, the Local Planning Committee seeks to establish and approve a community-based vision for revitalizing the downtown into a vibrant community. This public workshop, the second in a series of three planned, is an important next step in identifying projects and initiatives which the community feels are appropriate for Downtown Hicksville.