Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00
The Village of Mineola Board of Trustees approved an application for the renovation of the Rains law office building, located at 210 Old Country Road on the northwest corner of Old Country Road and Mineola Boulevard. The project calls for the conversion of office space and existing retail stores, which are located on Mineola Boulevard to the north of the building, to an apartment building with retail stores.
The project involves renovating the Rains building and the strip of stores at 43 Mineola Boulevard and the two-story brick of office and retail space at 47 Mineola Boulevard to include 28 apartments as well as retail space. The project will be three stories high with 26 of the 28 apartments on the second and third floors. There will be one apartment on the ground floor and one is the basement for the superintendents of the building.
The project calls for 42 residential parking spaces on the site. Each of the 28 apartments will be one bedroom.
The renovation of the Rains building and the adjoining space is the latest project to be presented by the village board to revitalize the downtown area. Like this project, others involve bringing in a residents component to the Mineola downtown area, which is the area near the Mineola train station. The goal is to provide a vibrant area by boost pedestrian traffic with residential who can walk to the train station, as well as patronize Mineola’s downtown businesses.
Last year, the village board gave approval to Polimeni International for the Winston project, a nine-story, 285-unit condominium complex that is slated to be built on the north side of Old Country Road between Willis Avenue and Main Street.
The village board is also expected to give approval on a nine-story, 257-unit condominium complex at 250 Old Country Road at the site of the KeySpan building.
The village board gave approval for a new Subway, which will be located on the corner of Roslyn Road and Old Country Road at the former site of Starbucks, which is currently closed down.