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Town Center in the Works for Long Island Town

The site of a closed movie theatre could bring new life to the hamlet of Coram, New York, on Long Island. The building has been vandalized, burned, and used by the homeless. Community Development Corporation of Long Island now plans to redevelop the site into a town center in $59 million project in partnership with Conifer Realty of Rochester, NY. As envisioned, 90 “work force” apartments would be built in second stories over retail shops, while three-story residential buildings would house another 70 town-house-style units. The CDC is hoping to attract mom-and-pop stores as well as chains like Starbucks to lease in the center’s 48,800-square-foot retail space.

SOURCE: The New York Times

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/realestate/a-town-center-in-the-works-for-coram-in-the-region-long-island.html