Hempstead Downtown Overlay District

Project Location: Hempstead, NY
Client: Renaissance Downtowns

NPV worked with Renaissance Downtowns, the Village’s Master Developer, and the Village of Hempstead to prepare a Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for the adoption of the new Downtown Overlay Zoning Districts and Zoning Map amendments for a 279-acre area of downtown Hempstead. The SGEIS evaluated the impacts of the specific code amendments to establish downtown overlay districts, as well as site specific impact analysis of the development scenario that would occur pursuant to the zoning amendments. The theoretical development scenario included over five million square feet of mixed use residential, commercial and institutional uses within a 0.5 mile radius of the Hempstead train station. A 46-intersection traffic impact study was also completed. The Nassau County Planning Commission, an agency involved in the Village of Hempstead zoning overlay zones, commended NPV’s analysis and approach for the SEQRA review of the project, stating the methodology should be duplicated by other municipalities.

NPV’s Grants Manager also prepared a grant application through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for the purposes of evaluating the sewer capacity and pump stations to determine if the system could support the additional development the downtown. The Village received a $5 million grant through the Empire State Development Corporation.

Relevant Project Components:

  • Generic Environmental Impact Statement
  • Land Use/Zoning Analysis
  • Traffic Study
  • Fiscal and Economic Analysis
  • Grant Writing & Administration
  • School District/Community Service Impact Analysis
  • Visual & Shadow Assessments
  • Phase I Environmental Assessment
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessment