Where warehouses for LandTek once were, there now stands a gleaming-new apartment complex in the heart of Amityville Village.
A third of the units are already spoken for, and move-in day is Dec. 1 at Village by the Bay, which was treated to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
“This is the perfect little village. It’s got great restaurants, all within walking distance,” said Mike Ryan, a chief principal on the project and the founder of LandTek, which owns the property. “It’s about as close as you can get to the train tracks as well.”
At the complex itself, he says, “we went big on amenities.”
That includes the rooftop lounges, spacious courtyard, outdoor fire pits, a dog run, a community and business center room, fitness center and billiards area. (Scroll down for inside and outside photos.)
There are 115 units in total, a mix of one- and two-bedrooms and studios. Prices range from $1,965 to $3,450 a month, according to the website.
The other principals include Mike Ryan’s brother, Ed Ryan, Joseph Ferrara and Andrew Zucaro, who was also on hand Thursday.
Park East Construction Corp. of Huntington oversaw the project.
As for the residents, Zucaro described those who’ve already signed leases as “a mix” that he fully expects to get to know one another well.
“It’s amazing, the mix,” he said. “They’re everything from empty nesters, to young couples, to people out of the house for the first time.” There’s also several people who are moving out from the city, he said.
Mike Ryan said he expects the majority of residents at Village by the Bay to be in their late 20s and 30s.
“They’re not looking to buy a house, at least not yet, if at all,” he said. “They enjoy their leisure time so that’s what we tried to do, provide that community-like atmosphere.”
“They have done a fantastic job, this is such a great team of people who created a quality place,” said Eric Alexender of Vision Long Island.
“When you see projects like this, it’s just like wow; it’s astounding.
The advocacy group has also recognized the Village by the Bay project with an esteemed SmartGrowth Award. “It is so deserving,” he said.
“Thank you to the Ryan brothers for believing in Amityville enough to invest in Amityville and to bring this project to life,” Mayor Dennis Siri told those in attendance. “I think it’s going to be great for the downtown.”