Renovation, expansion for Laurel Homes in Roslyn Heights completed

Renovation, expansion for Laurel Homes in Roslyn Heights completed
(Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead)

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday that the renovation and expansion of the dilapidated Laurel Homes apartment complex in Roslyn Heights has been completed.

In 2019 the North Hempstead Town Board unanimously voted to approve plans to redevelop the property. These included the demolishing and rebuilding of all on-site buildings, upgrading or replacing sewer, electric and plumbing lines, increasing the number of units in the affordable housing complex from 66 to 74, and adding 22 parking spots.

“We are making ongoing investments to preserve and revitalize our existing housing stock, including in important public housing developments like Laurel Homes,” Hochul said in a statement. 

Laurel Homes, first built in 1958, is part of the North Hempstead Housing Authority, which includes Pond View Homes and Harbor Homes in Port Washington, Manhasset Valley and Pond View Homes in Manhasset, Spinney Hill Homes in Great Neck, Roslyn Road Apartments in Roslyn and Magnolia Gardens and Homestead Senior Apartments in Westbury. 

North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena said the project will improve the quality of life in both Roslyn and the Town. 

“The revitalization of Laurel Homes is exciting not only for the 350 individuals and families who live there, but for the community of Roslyn and the Town of North Hempstead,” DeSena said in a statement. “By preserving and enhancing Laurel Homes, we are improving the quality of life of our residents and promoting healthy communities and supporting the local economy.” 

State Assemblymember Gina Sillitti (D-Port Washington) said the project guarantees that “residents can enjoy dignified living conditions and proudly maintain North Hempstead as their home.”

The redevelopment, which started in the winter of 2019, was carried out by Jericho-based affordable housing developer Georgica Green Ventures, LLC, and the town’s housing authority. Apartments range from one to five-bedroom units.

Sean Rainey, the North Hempstead Housing Authority executive chairman, said the organization is dedicated to providing safe, clean housing to improve the quality of life in the area.

“We are so proud of the rebirth of Laurel Homes and are grateful to the dedication of the many professionals who made it happen,” Rainey said.

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