16 LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • JANUARY 2019
POINT OF VIEW
NASSAU HUB DEVELOPMENT
By LAURA CURRAN
Nassau County Executive
In case you haven’t heard, we are
bringing transformative development
to Uniondale’s Nassau Hub.
The Nassau County Legislature advanced
our plan, signifying Nassau’s
readiness for the land around Nassau
Coliseum to become a destination.
We have a strong development team
in BSE Global — the arena’s operator
— and RXR Realty. Also in place are a
labor commitment, community benefit
plan process, and required zoning.
The plan establishes a time frame
for groundbreaking. It includes a
Northwell Health Innovation Center,
a much-needed parking structure,
housing, and retail development.
For decades, we’ve talked about
site development — but no one has
delivered. This framework will bring
exciting activities, jobs, and housing
to The Hub.
Some skeptics may remind us of the
failed Lighthouse project, the rejected
referendum to fund a new Coliseum
and the Islanders leaving for Brooklyn.
But my administration has
brought us closer than ever to Hub
How did we get here so quickly?
Immediately after taking office, I
formed a Hub Advisory Committee
comprised of experts, elected officials,
and community stakeholders.
It provided key insight to help us
envision the Hub’s future.
The group suggested that my
administration issue a Request
for Expressions of Interest, which
allowed developers and others to
submit their visions for the Hub. BSE
explored opportunities with dozens
of potential partners, choosing RXR
Development, headed by Scott Rechler,
a well-known developer with
Last month RXR and BSE announced
that Northwell Health, LI’s
largest employer, will take some
250,000 square feet to develop an
Innovation Center on the property.
The addition of Northwell so early in
the process proves the viability of the
site and will deliver on the promise of
high-paying jobs at the Hub.
What’s next? The developers have
committed to an open dialogue with
the community and elected officials,
including the Hempstead Town
Board. We have new channels of
communication that will remain
open throughout the process.
Meanwhile, the Coliseum provides
world-class entertainment like Billy
Joel and Elton John. And the Islanders
will play 20 games there for the next
two seasons, as they wait for their
new Belmont park home to be built.
I attended the Islander’s first game
back home, and the Barn was rocking
from the moment the puck dropped until
the last player skated off the ice. The
spine-tingling energy was infectious
— and made me excited for the future.
Successful Hub development will
show the the world that Nassau is not
the land of no. We are growing the tax
base, creating a real live-work-play
destination — and we are ready for
"Nassau is not the land of no.”
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