The Promenade is a 6 story transit-oriented mixed use luxury building located at 49 North Central Avenue in Valley Stream, NY. It has approximately 70,000 sf of floor area consisting of residential rental units, interior parking and a commercial component, arranged in compact volumes on an app. 20,000 sf plot.
The building is conveniently located within walking distance from the Valley Stream LIRR station, the NICE (Nassau Intercounty Express) N1 bus stop at the corner of Merrick road and Central Avenue with connections to NYC subway, the Arthur J Hendrickson Park and the Valley Stream Pool, the schools of School District 30 and the Village Library at the Village Green. Also, in close proximity of a number of banks (TD bank, Roselyn Savings and Chase), pharmacies (CVS across the street and Wallgreen’s a block away) and a King Kullen supermarket around the block.
The project brings together 43 residential units in 5 floors and 2 floors of retail on North Central Avenue, creating much needed pedestrian traffic in a part of the Village where the peripheries of commercial and residential zones overlap. While each functional is expressed as a distinct volume, they come together in the playful massing of the building.
The rental units reflect current demand trends in the area, with a balanced mix of one and two bedroom apartments. The diversity in unit sizes will result in a diversity of a mix of young professionals, empty nesters and families, who seek affordable yet luxurious housing options with amenities and easy access to New York City.
The building offers various sought- after amenities such as an exercise room, enclosed parking garage, tenant lounge, children’s play room, tenant business office, an attended lobby, Amazon Hub for deliveries, intercom system, mini storage units, and an elevated outdoor recreation deck open to all tenants.
Amenities such as the tenant lounge and the large outdoor recreation deck and garden reinforce the community aspect of the project. The building’s volumes are arranged around the exterior recreation deck area, creating a public space that actually feels private to the building community.
This type of street/building interface, where an articulated streetwall combines multiple uses throughout different times of day, is a candidate to be the model for the future urban development in Valley Stream and other towns on Long Island.