Affordable housing could soon be coming to Baldwin.
Gov. Kathy Hochul introduced Wednesday that Baldwin has been awarded $3.1 million as element of a statewide energy to develop a lot more reasonably priced housing in New York and more walkable downtown spots.
Baldwin Commons, a 33-device apartment setting up, now will have the point out funding desired to transfer the housing project to the upcoming stage.
“The concept is to have it for young men and women who want to continue to live in Baldwin, however dwell 45 minutes absent from New York City,” states Darien Ward, of the Baldwin Civic Affiliation.
The address 785 Merrick Highway is at the moment a car storage property and the web-site of an previous diner. The village hopes it will quickly be transformed into a four-tale apartment developing.
That could turn into a reality after all the funding required is secured and if it’s authorized by the Town of Hempstead.
Hempstead City Supervisor Don Clavin mentioned, “We are delighted the Baldwin Downtown Revitalization Initiative is relocating forward.”
The area is a 50 percent-mile from the teach station. The developer says it would be the to start with task of its sort in the Baldwin Urban Renewal Region and the Downtown Revitalization Location.
The developer for the residences would be for seniors and households earning up to 60% of the average cash flow in the area – which is about $60,000 a calendar year.