Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking for Phase Two of State-of-the-Art New Ronkonkoma Hub

November 3, 2021

$55 Million State Investment Supports Creation of New Parking Facilities, Essential Sewer Upgrades, and Mixed-Use Space

Phase Two to Create 388 Residential Homes, 88,500 Square Feet of Commercial and Office Space, and Over 1,200 Parking Spaces

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the groundbreaking for Phase Two of the $700 million state-of-the-art Ronkonkoma Hub, a major mixed-use development in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County. The $256 million second phase will create 388 housing units, 73,000 square feet of commercial space, 15,500 square feet of office space, and more than 1,200 parking spaces. Empire State Development is supporting this project with a $50 million capital grant as part of the Transformative Investment Program funding allocated to Long Island in 2017 New York State budget. ESD previously provided $5 million, recommended by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, to support a new sewage treatment plant and sewer infrastructure improvements.

"The Ronkonkoma Hub will be a major leap forward in building New York's economy and revitalizing the future of Long Island," Governor Hochul said. "This next phase of the Ronkonkoma Hub furthers our commitment to investing in transformative developments to bring residential and commercial spaces to Long Island. New York will continue making bold, strategic investments to support redevelopment and revitalization efforts across the State."

The Ronkonkoma Hub project, developed by TRITEC Real Estate, Inc., is transforming a once-blighted area into a new live-work-play destination located steps from the Long Island Rail Road station, and just minutes away from MacArthur Airport, Long Island's only major commercial airport. Phase one of this project created Alston Square, a nearly-500 unit apartment community that was completed in March 2020. Phase two is anticipated to be completed in late 2024.

Empire State Development Chief Operating Officer and Executive Deputy Commissioner Kevin Younis said, "The Ronkonkoma Hub builds on ESD's commitment to transformational economic opportunities by revitalizing a blighted area to create a vibrant and active community. This project will generate new residential and commercial spaces, supporting thousands of construction and permanent jobs within the community, while helping to catalyze regional economic growth."  

 Read the full press release here