2012-09-21 Bloomberg BNA Mixed- Use developer uses ‘Crowdsourcing’ to guide repurposing of aging suburbs
BNA chats with Renaissance Downtowns Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs, Brandon Palanker
2012-09-14 Long Island Business News Long Island council unveils 16 priority projects
Improving the sewer system in Hempstead Village
2012-08-26 Newsday Hempstead resident pick ideas for village
A recreation center, movie theater, bowling alley and market square were the top four ideas selected by Hempstead Village residents to be considered for the village’s $2-billion plan to revitalize its downtown, according to a presentation last week by a national business development expert.
2012-07-29 Newsday Hempstead Village seeks input on $2B revitalization plan
Hempstead Village will hold two special meetings this week to elicit feedback on the community benefits agreement related to the $2 billion plan to revitalize the downtown area.
2012-07-19 The New York Real Estate Journal Renew Hempstead a driving force behind the areas $2 billion mixed-use redevelopment
Hempstead, NY Renew Hempstead, one of the state’s first Crowdsourced Placemaking communities, has become a driving force in the area’s $2 billion mixed-use redevelopment.
2012-06-27 The New York Real Estate Journal RDUA launches Renew Hempstead website
Hempstead, NY – Renaissance DowntownsUrbanAmerica LLC (RDUA), designated master developer for the Village of Hempstead’s downtown redevelopment project, has recently launched an interactive, bilingual website www.renewhempstead.com.
2012-06-27 Newsday 10-story cap promised on Hempstead project
Hempstead, NY – Responding to resident concerns about the potential urbanization of downtown Hempstead Village, village trustees and the master developer of the $2 billion downtown redevelopment project made an “unequivocal” promise that apartment buildings would be capped at eight stories and commercial buildings at 10 stories.
2012-06-25 Newsday Hempstead hosts hearing on development plan
Hempstead, NY – The Village of Hempstead will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on the proposed overlay zoning for its $2 billion downtown revitalization project, to be followed by a vote at a special meeting on July 9.
2012-06-20 Newsday Hempstead takes step forward on downtown plan
Hempstead, NY – Moving one step closer to a $2 billion downtown revitalization, the Hempstead Village board approved a supplementary environmental impact study at Tuesday night’s meeting in a 4-1 vote.
2012-06-04 Newsday Hempstead holds meeting on big zoning plan
Hempstead Village will hold a special meeting Monday night to formally introduce a proposed downtown overlay zone and zoning map related to its $2 billion plan to revitalize downtown.
2012-06-01 The Hempstead Beacon Renew Hempstead: It’s Your Village, and We’re Listening!
The people of Hempstead have an unprecedented opportunity – right now – to make their voices heard.
2012-05-01 Hempstead Living An Update on the Downtown Redevelopment Plan
The downtown redevelopment plan between the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, Renaissance Downtowns and Urban America to revitalize the main street area is moving forward with great anticipation.
2012-02-23 Newsday Mayor’s speech to focus on revitalization
Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. is to deliver on Wednesday his fourth annual State of the Village address, focusing on his vision for the village.
2012-02-22 Newsday New Website for Development Project
The developers in charge of Hempstead Villages downotwn revitalization project recently launched an interactive, bilingual website to encourage residents to participate in the process.
2012-02-10 Newsday Hempstead names Main Street key developer
Renaissance Downtowns Urban America was deemed master developer for the Village of Hempsteads $2 billion plan to revitalize the Main Street area.
2011-11-30 Real Estate Weekly Developers to work out PLA’s for $2B Hempstead development
A $2 billion project that could create upto 10,000 construction jobs has been designated a “Project of Regional Significance” by Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC).
2011-11-10 The We Party (blog) $2 Billion Long Island Project Labor Agreement Will Create 13,000 Jobs
There’s good news in the Long Island village of Hempstead as the Long Island Regional Planning Council has named the village’s proposed $2 billion downtown mixed-use development a “project of regional significance” that will be built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA).
2011-11-03 The New York Observer Long Island Development Called “Significant”
A mixed-use development project for downtown Hempstead, Long Island, was officially deemed a “Project of Regional Significance,” by the Long Island Regional Planning Council, it was announced yesterday.
2011-11-03 Long Island Business News Hempstead revamp dubbed ‘regionally significant’
The Long Island Regional Planning Council has designated the proposed $2 billion downtown Hempstead mixed-use development as a project of regional significance.
2011-04-22 Long Island Business News Hahn: Hempstead Village’s plans show courage
There’s been some progress on Long Island’s much-talked-about attempts to rebuild downtowns aimed at retaining our creative class. Hempstead Village has decided upon a comprehensive approach to developing its downtown.
2011-01-20 Long Island Business News Hempstead picks developer
A joint venture of Plainview-based Renaissance Downtowns and Urban America has been selected as the exclusive developer by the village in its long quest for renewal of a mostly blighted and underutilized section of its downtown.