Lisa Doll Bruno | Newsday

A small park just off of Main St. in Farmingdale features a gazebo where events are held is seen on August 7, 2014. (Credit: Johnny Milano)With a master plan in place, Farmingdale Village is positioning itself as Long Island’s next destination downtown, says Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.

“We have a lot of stuff going on,” says Ekstrand, citing revitalization projects and events such as an upcoming two-day music festival on the Village Green.

The mixed-use, “transit-oriented” development near the train station will comprise two buildings with a combined total of 154 apartments, amenities and 20,000 square feet of retail space. “We have commitments on retail,” says developer Anthony Bartone of Bartone Properties. One building is to open in November, the other with an underground garage next spring.

Other projects include the reconstruction of 231 Main St., where Staller Associates is building 26 luxury apartments and 3,000 square feet of retail space. “What’s really cool,” says Ekstrand, is the building “will have balconies overlooking Main Street.” Read more