The Lynbrook board of trustees and Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology have agreed on a building design for the vacant Tofu property on Sunrise Hwy. with construction to possibly start this May, according to Mayor William Hendrick.
Zwanger is going to start building very shortly and will construct a "beautiful, two-story building" at the site, Hendrick said.
"One, you have a place to go and get your X-Rays and CAT scans, MRIs," Hendrick said. "Two, employees will purchase food and clothing, etc. in the village. It makes our economy shine much more than the surrounding villages."
Trustee Hilary Becker agree that the radiology building will stimulate the local economy.
"All of the real estate in that area will become more valuable and could have a tremendous impact on the downtown area," Becker said.
The board expressed mixed feelings on the original building design, which was proposed at the Feb. 21 meeting. They said they "wanted the building to have a more traditional feel and blend in better with the surrounding buildings."
Hendrick said the new design has more trees surrounding the building, new landscaping with more trees, and more blue colors, as opposed to the original green colors.
"We wanted something that blended in more with the surrounding block and everything," Hendrick said. "And the new landscaping has a little more trees and entrance to the parking spots."
The board also provided updates on several other vacancies in town - the vacancies, as well as the Hendrick said they are negotiating for some parking spaces for the LIRR vacancies for whoever comes in, and hopes to have a contract signed in April. The properties have been attracting "about four or five tenants" and they are waiting for the railroad to sign on, Hendrick said.
A deal with the Marriott Hotel and the feather factory owner which fell apart may be back on, according to Hendrick. The deal is still in the negotiating phase.
"There’s still a few things up in the air, a few negotiations to make, but the board is hopeful the deal will be struck," Hendrick said.
The board also recently spoke to the Regal theatre on the potential construction of a . Hendrick is hopeful that a deal will come through within the next year or so.
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