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New Apartment Complex Taking Shape in West Hempstead [Photos]

Developer expects construction to be complete by Fall 2012

Almost exactly one year ago the West Hempstead community of the crime-infested Courtesy Hotel.

Now, in its place, the four-story apartment complex, West 130, has really started to take shape. Recently, local photographer Lou Minutoli captured these impressive overhead shots of construction at the Hempstead Avenue site. (Click through the photo gallery above.)

You can see the frame of the building is nearing completion. The developer, Mill Creek Residential Trust, expects the construction to be complete later this year so tenants could start moving in as soon as Fall 2012.

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The 2.7 acre West 130 is considered a transit-oriented community as it is located steps from the West Hempstead Long Island Rail Road station. It will consist of 150 market-rate apartment homes, an attached 5,000 sq. ft. leasing and amenity center, and a parking garage.

Amenities will also include a clubhouse, game room, business center, fitness equipment, a WiFi resident coffee lounge, and a landscaped courtyard with an outdoor pool, sun deck, and gas fireplace.

Individual units will feature 9-foot high ceilings, modern, upscale kitchens featuring islands with pendant lighting, 42-inch cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. They will also have full-size washers and dryers, large walk-in closets, and Cablevision and Verizon services.

For more information, please visit www.ISpyWest130.com.

Are you interested in renting one of these apartments? Vote in our poll below or tell us what you think of the project in the comments section.

Local Resident May 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM
All I see is a low income project in the making. It will change the nature of the neighborhood. Maybe I am wrong, but it was a mistake from day 1.
monique saint-rome May 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM
This will diffently not be a low income housing project if anything it will not be affordable for the average young person looking to rent their first apartment
Anna May 24, 2012 at 03:44 PM
While this looks like it will be a fairly nice housing project, it feels suspiciously like part of Agenda 21 -- which is being funded throughout the U.S. by local "Redevelopment" budgets. In case you're wondering why your property tax dollars no longer seem to fund basic town and county services, it's a good guess it's because those monies are being diverted instead to "Redevelopment" (aka private developers) to fund Agenda 21's mandates.
Sidney June 07, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Hopefully they'll screen the apartment seekers very well (background checks). It seems like it will be a nice looking addition to the neighborhood instead of the eyesore that was the Courtesy Hotel. Only time will tell! For all the property owners in the area like myself, if this is a failure or turns into subsidized housing for low income families, our property value will decrease once again.
Gwen August 22, 2012 at 02:51 AM
I currently live in the West Hempstead area and Im a renter. I don't believe this will become a housing project for low income families. I can already see the discrimination here. Instead of making assumptions and judging the people before they even become renters check yourself and say what can I do to improve the community. Some of you should be ashamed.
Rosene August 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Aman, there are hard working people with great children and @ times in to blieve just because I have section 8, that I have no standers. I raise my children to be very respectful. so PLEASE don"y JUDGE.
CiCi August 30, 2012 at 05:47 PM
How could $2,000-2,500 a month for a one bedroom apartment be low-income housing in the making? Indeed, a recent graduate will not be able to afford to live in that apartment complex. Some of my fellow Long Islanders, need to wake up and smell the fresh coffee.
Lidia October 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Low income? Are you joking? I'm a full time student working two jobs & i can barely afford 1,200 a month with car insurance & school payments! No way is that low income.. That's crazy! Especially for West Hempstead!
krissy krissy November 17, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Low income????? Don't sound like low income.....someone please check this out...smh:(
Charna Brown November 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Charna I would love to move in one of these apartment but $2,000-$2,500 does not work with the working family today...I had someone check it out and yes the rent is $2,000-2,500 and more. These apartment aren't for people with low income.
P Brown February 03, 2013 at 06:38 AM
The prices for these apartments are crazy.. I'm a single parent who makes $100,000+, I can afford it but feel its too much for rent. If they was condos I would buy one cause they are really nice and I love the area. These are high income housing.
John Pinder March 28, 2013 at 08:14 PM
I'm interested in these apts but I'm a college student and from what I see I barely make 2,000-2500. The apts. are nice but the rent blows my mind. I would like to rent one of the apts. so I can continue to live in long Island. I would give it a shot because when you find these type of apts. on long Island no one ever knows how to rent them so I would take a shot at it while the opportunity presents it self. I've made my inquiry and would like more info about the rentals. There very sawvy.

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