Avalon Amityville: Revitalizing Development Now Complete

Transforming a vacant hospital campus into a thriving residential community.

May 24, 2024

Streetview of Avalon Amityville

The recent grand opening of Avalon Amityville by AvalonBay Communities marks a turning point for the historic Village of Amityville. VHB has been a trusted partner in guiding the evolution of this former hospital campus, situated at a prominent entrance to the Village, into a vibrant community hub. Offering thoughtfully designed luxury apartments and townhomes, Avalon Amityville not only rejuvenates an underutilized site but also catalyzes community revitalization in the Village of Amityville.

Public input played a vital role in shaping the project’s design, and the community largely embraced the project as a positive change for Amityville. With a focus on contextual design, the project incorporates familiar design elements, seamlessly integrating into the fabric of the neighborhood while fostering vibrancy. Avalon Bay's investment, a first for the community on this scale, signals a new era for the community, promising an influx of new residents who will contribute to the local economy.

VHB’s multifaceted contributions to the project include site investigation and remediation (SI&R), environmental assessment, and transportation planning—providing a holistic approach to the project’s success. The site, which had served as a hospital for years, required extensive environmental assessment due to its varied history. Adding another layer of complexity, the project required the creation of a new zoning district, allowing the gateway site to achieve its potential. VHB navigated these challenges head-on, paving the way for a successful and sustainable project.

Located less than a half-mile walk from the community train station, a significant aspect of the project involved Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). The final design connects the TOD to the train station and downtown Amityville, promoting pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and seamless integration with public transportation.

“The Avalon Amityville project is a great example of how thoughtful development can breathe new life into a community while prioritizing walkable, sustainable living,” said David Wortman, Senior Environmental Manager at VHB. “We’re proud to work on projects that showcase VHB’s commitment to delivering resilient solutions that not only meet client objectives but also contribute to the overall well-being of the communities for years to come."

Learn more about VHB’s residential projects or contact David Wortman today.