The Farmingdale Hotel and mixed-use development by Bartone Properties and BWC Realty Partners was awarded in the Revitalizing Communities category for the Bartone Plaza project during the recent Vision Long Island for the 11th Annual Smart Growth Awards. The project incorporates various uses on derelict properties adjacent to the Farmingdale Long Island Rail Road station. The hotel will not include a bar or restaurant in order to encourage guests to explore downtown, and the mixed-use component will include 115 apartments, retail space, and underground parking to promote community growth.
Shown (from left) are: Ron Stein of Vision Long Island, Art Bartone of Bartone Properties, Anthony Bartone of Bartone Properties, Farmingdale mayor Ralph Ekstrand, Nancy Alaimo of Bartone Properties and Eric Alexander of Vision Long Island.
Anthony Bartone accepted the award along with Village of Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, who noted that this is the first of several developments that are slated to come to the Village under the new zoning code, and the cornerstone to bringing youth back to the community.