CINNAMON BEACH, LTD. PROPOSAL
FOR THE FREEPORT HOSPITAL SITE
Cinnamon Beach, Ltd., an Oceanside-based developer, is
proposing a residential complex with eight detached multi-family
structures, two-three stories high and each accommodating three
to six two-bedroom units. Depending on the number of units per-mitted
in each structure, the total number of units will range from
28 to 40. The plan suggests working with the Village to either ren-
ovate and re-use the existing two buildings on the property, (i.e.,
the main house and the carriage house) or, if necessary, demolish
the structures. The ownership of the units would be through a con-dominium
arrangement geared toward the market of individuals
55 years in age or older. Parking would be located in the center
_court with spaces for up to 70 cars.
The overall design would be a combination of Victorian and
Colonial styles with neutral tone facades in an effort to enable the
complex to blend in with the surrounding homes in the area, and
would retain the copper beech tree. The developer is offering a
purchase price of approximately $600,000 to $700,000, based on the
total number of residential units approved for construction by the
Village. The publ.ic presentation is scheduled for April 18, at 7:00 p.m.
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Victorian Homes at Freeport Gardens
VICTORIAN HOMES AT
Deka Associates, Inc., is proposing a senior citizen cooperative
or condominium complex consisting.of-51 one-bedroom-units in.25.
semi-attached duplex frame residences arranged in clusters of
three to five units. The existing main house would be restored to
accommodate four residential units and five ground floor retail
suites geared to senior support services. The developer would add
an elevator to that building and would restore the carriage house
and design it for use as a senior community center. Parking would
be provided with 40 on-site spots, including four designated hand-icapped
The finished material on the new residential units, including
the trim, sashes, and doors, will be in keeping with a Victorian
motif. In addition, the brick facade and arches at the existing car-riage
house will be structurally enhanced and the brickwork
restored to a 'turn of the century' type appearance. The developer
also plans to retain the historic copper beech tree. The purchase
price offered is $825,000 and the public presentation is scheduled
for April 18, at 8:00 p.m.
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Mayor appoints Task Force;
Schedules Hearings on
eight proposals for
Development of Former
Freeport Hospital Site
In response to a recent request for
proposals to develop the former
Freeport Hospital site, the Village has
received eight qualified proposals. All
eight will be carefully reviewed and
ranked by the nine-member Task Force
appointed by Mayor Bill Glacken con-sisting
of local residents, many of whom
are professional, business and civic lead-ers
in the community.
The eight proposals provide a vari-ety
of options to the Village for the
development of the two-acre property
located on South Ocean Avenue and
Archer Street between Merrick Road
and Atlantic Avenue. Among the plans
submitted by the various developers are
designs for residential units, Golden
Age housing, and co-operative and con-dominium
The task force members will consid-er
the various aspects of each proposal,
including each developer's ability to
provide a viable operation at the site,
the aesthetic appeal of each plan, the
overall structures proposed and
whether the development will reflect
the traditional character and historic
nature of the residential area through
its dimensions and construction. The
task force will also consider each devel-oper's
financial ability to carry out suc-cessfully
a project of this size.
Four public meetings have been
scheduled to enable all of the develop-ers
to make complete presentations of
their proposed projects to residents and
interested parties. The meetings will be
held on April 2nd and 3rd, and on April
16th and 18th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Main
Conference Room at Village Hall. Each
developer will be allowed 30 minutes
for the presentation, followed by a 30
minute question and answer period
from the task force members and the
general public, as time permits. The
Task Force will also accept written com-ments
from the public concerning the
proposals. Comments and questions
must be addressed to the Task Force
Chairperson, Ellen R. Kelly, at 46 North
Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY, 11520, by
Tuesday, April 24, 2002.
The Village will provide the success-ful
developer with its encouragement
and assistance where possible, includ-ing
the advantage of low-cost utilities.
Freeport is one of the few municipali-ties
on Long Island that provides electric
and water service at a substantial sav-ings
in comparison to other communi-ties,
which must depend on LIRA for
electricity and various water companies
for service. When Completed, the
developed property will contribute tax
revenues to the Village.
Freeport Gardens Philips International Project
South Ocean Town Houses
Senior Housing at Freeport, N.Y.
Victorian Homes at Freeport Gardens
"We are confident that the project selected for the site of
the former Freeport Hospital will meet the high design standards
which we have set, and will provide substantial public benefit to
the Village," concluded Mayor Bill Glacken. "The Board of
Trustees and I look forward to reviewing the recommendations
of the panel and selecting the best developer for this project."
The members of the Freeport Hospital Task Force are:
Anthony Baker, an architect; Jennifer Carey, an environmental
consultant; Louis DiGrazia, Superintendent of Freeport's
Department of Public Works; resident Norene Domino; Ronald
Ellerbe, a real estate broker, past president and current Trustee
of the Freeport School Board; Sig Feile, a local business owner;
resident Steven Reichert; Raquel Pachas, a member of the Board
of Directors of the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, and an
activist in the Hispanic community, and, serving as Chair of the
Task Force, Ellen R. Kelly, Executive Director of the Freeport
Community Development Agency.
THE FREEPORT GARDENS
Proposed by Philips International, the plan suggests 36
attached two-family townhouses. Each townhouse structure
would consist of a two-and-one-half story, two-family style home
with underground space for 72 cars beneath two structures,
accessible by a handicapped-compliant ramp/and 20 additional
Freeport Gardens Philips International Project
on-site parking spaces at grade level. The plan calls for an on-site
building superintendent to manage maintenance and refuse col-lection
at the direction of the homeowners' association.
The appearance of each townhouse will incorporate
Colonial, Georgian and Greek revival details in keeping with the
style of the stately homes in the area. These architectural details
will be realized through the use of creative materials in the con-struction
of dormers, porches, balconies, and the installation of
other accessories, such as gaslight-type fixtures, brick paved side-walks
and landscaping around the perimeter of the site. Philips
International's proposal calls for the demolition of the main
house, the carriage house and the removal of the copper beech
tree. The purchase price offered is $525,000. This presentation is
scheduled for April 2, at 7:00 p.m.
Anray Construction is proposing 16 duplex units which
would be located within eight separate buildings, with each
building providing off-street parking with individual garages
and driveway spaces with additional room for visitor parking.
The units would be listed as 'for sale' products as condominiums
designed to appeal to empty nesters. The 16 units each offer
three bedrooms with an overall size of 2,000 square feet, and
conform to handicapped accessible guidelines.
The developer has carefully laid out the design of the com-plex
to provide a scaled transition of mid-rise units on the east-jylY-
Ji!£!l_P.l-t!le. .property jn keeping with its surrounding cgn-struction
to a single-family residential-type look on the west side
of the site on South Ocean Ave. Anray Construction does not
plan to retain the main house or the carriage house but would
preserve the copper beech tree, presently located on the property.
The purchase price offered is $800,000. This presentation is
scheduled for April 2, at 8:00 p.m.
SOUTH OCEAN TOWNHOUSES
This plan, proposed by the Edmonds Community
Development Group, L.L.C., calls for 28 two-story, three-bedroom
townhouses with an additional unit built in the renovated car-riage
house, all to be sold as condominiums. Of the 28 units, 2
townhouses will be designed to be handicapped accessible.
The developer plans to create a Colonial-style appearance,
South Ocean Town Houses
which will resemble many of the elegant homes in the neigh-borhood.
The exteriors will be brick, white-washed with a basic
construction of wood frame on concrete foundations. Decorative
ornaments and colored shutters will accent all of the upper win-dows.
In addition, the plan calls for cast and molded bright brass
carriage lights on the buildings and colonial 'gas' lamps for exte-rior
Parking would be provided with 40 on-site spots and another
30 street spaces to be included in the plan. There would be only
two curb cuts located on Southside Avenue to minimize traffic
flow in the area. Along with retaining and restoring the carriage
house, the proposal calls for the preservation of the historic cop-per
beech tree and the other plantings on the site. The main
house would be demolished. The purchase price offered is
$1,000,000. The presentation is scheduled for April 3, at 7:00
The developer, ECA Construction, plans to build 58 residen-tial
units located in three separate two-and-one-half story build-ings,
using the Town of Hempstead Golden Age zoning concept
as a model. The units would be sold as condominiums, with 28
two-bedroom and 30 one-bedroom units surrounding a common
Club House. The proposal offers 54 parking spaces located
around the Club House.
The design is in keeping with the Victorian architecture of
many of the homes in the neighborhood and would utilize com-mon
roofs, porch overhangs and turrets to anchor the corners of
the complex. The developer plans to retain existing trees to
maintain much of the original character of the property. The pro-posal
calls for demolishing the main house and the carriage
house. The basic building materials would consist of brick and
stucco. The purchase price offered is $650,000. The public pre-sentation
is scheduled for April 3, at 8:00 p.m.
"SENIOR HOUSING AT FREEPORT, NY
The proposal submitted by G. & M. Mechanical, Inc., offers
affordable senior citizen housing using the Town of Hempstead
Golden Age zoning concept. The plan suggests 44 residential
Senior Housing ot Freeport, N.Y.
units, of which 42 would be located in three new structures of
attached duplexes. The remaining two would be located in the
renovated main house, while the one-story wing, which was
added to the former hospital, would be replaced with a newly
constructed community room.
The developer plans to retain the historic copper beech tree
but the carriage house would be demolished. Parking would
include 57 on-site spaces, with six of those spots designated for
handicapped use. The developer plans to match the Victorian-style
of the houses in the neighborhood by utilizing pitched
gabled rooflines, bay/turret construction, and shingle siding. The
front facades would be articulated by the shifting of the housing
units, along with bay construction and attached entry porticos.
The purchase price offered is $717,000. The public presentation
is scheduled for April 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted by Jobco, Inc., a Great Neck developer, the pro-posal
calls for a residential complex specifically designed for
seniors under the current guidelines as detailed in the Town of
Hempstead Golden Age zoning concept. The construction would
provide a garden apartment community of 46 two-bedroom
units located in four structures, one of which would include a
community room. Individual ownership would be either a con-dominium
or co-operative arrangement with a homeowners'
association to handle maintenance, refuse removal, and other
repairs to the common portions of the complex. The units would
range in size from 1,144 square feet to 1,173 square feet. Several
of the first floor units would be handicapped accessible. Parking
is provided with 60 off-street spaces, which include six handi-capped
The overall design of each of the four buildings will be
Victorian-style in appearance, with specific attention to the exte-rior
detail, as well as the particular shape of the bay windows,
turret window towers, trim and shape of the chimneys, which
will provide an overall appearance that will blend in with the
existing residential buildings in the neighborhood. The Sea
Breeze proposal calls for the complete demolition of the existing
main house and the carriage house, both located on the proper-ty.
The developer plans to preserve the historic copper beech tree
located on the northwest corner of the site. Jobco, Inc. is offer-ing
a purchase price of $750,000 for the property in its present
condition, or $920,000 if the Village is willing to clear the site.
This proposal is scheduled to be presented at the April 16, public
meeting at 8:00 p.m.
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