Supervisor speaks about Melville redevelopment plans
Melville – Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone met with the Long Island Association’s Young Professionals Committee February 8, updating the committee on plans to redevelop the area around the Route 110 corridor to meet changing commercial and lifestyle demands.
In a meeting held at Canon USA’s Americas Headquarters, Supervisor Petrone traced the development of the Route 110 corridor in the 1960s and 1970s into Long Island’s downtown, with offices and corporate headquarters that provided employment for one-fifth of Suffolk County’s workforce. Different lifestyle demands by today’s workforce – the millennials who are members of the LIA’s Young Professionals Committee – have prompted the Town to explore measures to help meet those demands and keep the area vibrant. Among the ideas being considered by a committee the Supervisor appointed are ways to add housing, retail and entertainment options to the area to create walkability and greater time of day usage. A plan commissioned by the Town, under the direction of the committee, is in its final review stages.
Also addressing the committee were Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO of Canon USA, and Seymour Liebman, Canon USA senior vice president.
In the photo, front row, l-r: Anthony Dalessio, managing partner KPMG Long Island office and chair of the LIA’s Young Professionals committee; Seymour Liebman, senior vice president, Canon USA; Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone; and Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon USA.