The Ronkonkoma Hub project will receive $4 million in funding through the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC), according to the Town of Brookhaven. The LIREDC is one of four out of 10 New York Regional Councils to be named a “best plan awardee,” and received a total of $101.6 million for 66 projects island-wide to jumpstart the economy.
According to the town, the Ronkonkoma Hub Transit-Oriented Development will receive $4 million from Empire State Development for the design of a Suffolk County regional sewage treatment plant that will serve the redevelopment of the 50 acres north of the Ronkonkoma Train Station in the Town of Brookhaven and business development around Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip.
At the same work session last week, the Hub design team announced the unanimous recommendation of Tritec Real Estate Company to be the master developer of the Hub.
In their letter to the town board, the design team called Ronkonkoma, “one of the most exciting projects in Brookhaven’s history.”
“I thank Governor Cuomo for his efforts to create jobs and jumpstart the economy on Long Island and all across New York State,” said Supervisor Mark Lesko, in a statement, “the funding for the Ronkonkoma Hub and the Design Team’s recommendation for Master Developer brings us closer to making a live-work-play destination near the busiest train station on Long Island and MacArthur Airport a reality.”
Lesko said in addition to the $4 million for the Ronkonkoma Hub sewage treatment plant, Brookhaven is home to six of the 13 transformative projects and several additional important projects that will spur business development, high-tech job creation, and improve our communities.