Ceremony Held At The Village Square

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From left: Joseph Graziose, executive vice president of residential development and construction, RXR Realty; Pat Callan, member of M&T’s credit committee; Kenny Marines, first vice president, asset manager of development, RXR Realty; Jason Lipiec, LI market president; Michael McCarthy, VP M&T Bank; Michael Leone, RXR Realty project executive for Village Square. (Photo by Tab Hauser)

RXR Realty a leading real estate owner, operator and developer in the New York tristate area, gathered with city officials and community members to celebrate the topping out milestone of the Village Square, a mixed-use development in downtown Glen Cove.
Joined by Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke, as well as members of the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Improvement District and representatives from Hunter Roberts Construction Group, the ceremony included remarks by the mayor, RXR Realty executive Joe Graziose, executive vice president of residential development and construction, and William T. DeCamp III, senior vice president of Hunter Roberts Construction Group.

“Village Square is an extraordinary and important project in the heart of Downtown Glen Cove,” Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke said. “It brings a fresh and contemporary look to what was a dated area in need of a face lift. RXR has been a great partner on this project and is committed to creating a beautiful living environment with dynamic retail space. We are extremely proud of what RXR has been able to accomplish in our downtown and look forward to the opening of Village Square.”

Scheduled to open by March 2020, the Village Square, a project viewed by many as key to the revitalization of downtown Glen Cove, will feature a 16,500-square-foot public plaza, 15,600-square-feet of retail space and 146 studio, one and two-bedroom rental apartments, 10 percent of which would be workforce housing, to the 2.8-acre site on Brewster Street. RXR has been committed to using a strong complement of local talents and services for the construction of the project, with a total of 89 percent of the construction completed by local contractors.

“I am proud today to join with the mayor and the community to celebrate this major milestone for the city of Glen Cove,” Graziose, executive vice president of RXR Realty said.

“Today, we celebrate the hardworking construction workers and the local community members and businesses that have supported this great project. Village Square will help to play a key role in transforming downtown Glen Cove, a place where I was born, grew up, raised my children and still reside today. For this reason and others, this is a very special day for me and for this great city.”

The Village Square is within walking distance to RXR’s $1 billion Garvies Point development. The project will transform a 60-acre site on Glen Cove Creek into a mixed-use community with 1,100 residences, about 75,000 square-feet of retail and office space and 28 acres of waterfront esplanades and parks.

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