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Now and Then: Upward Progress at Former Courtesy Hotel Site

Construction continues on the Alexan at West Hempstead luxury apartment complex.

Rising out of the ground where the infamousonce stood, the Alexan at West Hempstead is starting to take shape.

Ever since the hotel was , the developer, Mill Creek Residential, has been forging ahead with plans to construct the luxury apartment complex. The were installed in August, but most of the work in 2011 was performed below or on the ground level, as Mill Creek's V.P. of Development, Maria Rigopoulos, had predicted when she spoke to residents last March.

“In 2011..you’re not going to see a lot of vertical activity," she had told residents gathered at the March 21 West Hempstead Community Support Association meeting. But sticking to the timeline Rigopoulos laid out to residents, the Alexan now towers over the construction fences at the site.

Drive down Hempstead Avenue and across from the newly re-opened , you can now see the first floors of the 150-unit complex.

Check out the time-lapse video above to see shots of the project, from the start of the Courtesy's demolition to now.

Jonathan Ezor January 31, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Can you or your Patch colleagues please ask the LIRR whether it will reinstate West Hempstead's weekend rail service due to this project? Thanks. {Jonathan}
Tara Conry February 01, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Jonathan. I will reach out to them. I know the developer, Mill Creek Residential, has reached out to the MTA in the past asking them to consider restoring service in light of the project but I will find out if there have been any new developments.
Oneida Christophorou February 19, 2012 at 01:45 AM
How can we apply for an apartment?
nyree birthwright June 09, 2012 at 06:13 PM
my husband and i would like to apply for one of the apartment, how can we go about it?

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