Brentwood, Long Island, New York
The Hamlets of Brentwood and Central Islip, located in central Long Island, have experienced significant population changes, economic challenges, and long-term decline in community character. The Town of Islip retained Saratoga Associates to update the Town Comprehensive Plan and provide a series of redevelopment strategies that will revitalize these hamlets, creating a unique sense of place and guiding future growth that celebrates cultural diversity. The project was lead by the Town of Islip Department of Planning and Development, and Assemblyman Phillip Ramos, a catalytic champion for progress.
Saratoga Associates’ work provided targeted deliverables including: Economic Market and Demographic Analysis; Visionary Downtown Development Master Plans; Transportation Oriented Development (TOD) Strategies; Market Branding; Regulatory Recommendations; Design Guidelines; and a Façade Improvement Program. The recommendations developed as part of this comprehensive strategy combined various planning mechanisms that establish a broad basis for community renewal.