Community Benefits

Southern Land Company (SLC) seeks to become a long-term community partner in Port Washington by way of the 145 West Shore Road project. This starts with SLC’s waterfront cleanup initiative, which will revitalize Hempstead Bay, creating a public space that will include a marina, pier and connecting promenade, and extends to working closely with various community groups to ensure the project will benefit the area in numerous additional ways.

By The Numbers

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Amount of increased parking lot congestion at the Port Washington LIRR Station, as there will be a commuter shuttle from 145 West Shore Road

50+

Number of years since the public has had access this particular part of the waterfront

16

The number of civic groups and community partners that SLC has contacted to address local concerns (as of February 2021). This includes:
  • Port Washington School District Board of Education
  • Port Washington Education Foundation
  • Port Washington Water District
  • Port Washington Police Department
  • Port Washington Fire Department
  • Port Washington Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Washington Business Improvement District
  • Port Washington Water Pollution Control District
  • Port Washington School District Board of Education
  • Port Washington Education Foundation
  • Port Washington Water District
  • Port Washington Police Department
  • Port Washington Fire Department
  • Port Washington Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Washington Business Improvement District
  • Port Washington Water Pollution Control District
  • Port Washington School District Board of Education
  • Port Washington Education Foundation
  • Port Washington Water District
  • Port Washington Police Department
  • Port Washington Fire Department
  • Port Washington Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Washington Business Improvement District
  • Port Washington Water Pollution Control District
  • Port Washington School District Board of Education
  • Port Washington Education Foundation
  • Port Washington Water District
  • Port Washington Police Department
  • Port Washington Fire Department
  • Port Washington Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Washington Business Improvement District
  • Port Washington Water Pollution Control District
15–20
Percentage of building components that will come from recycled material
400
Approximate number of local residents that will be employed by the project
$2 Million
Amount that SLC will pay to the Town of North Hempstead in permits and fees during the building process
$5–$12 Million
Amount that SLC will spend on environmental cleanup of the site
$27+ Million
Amount that SLC’s development is projected to pay in taxes to the Town of North Hempstead over the next 20 years
School Impact
With the Port Washington School District Board of Education’s input, SLC will hire a consultant to evaluate the expected number of students the project will yield. From there, SLC plans to enter into a Community Benefit Agreement to offset any potential financial burden that may be generated by the addition of new residents.
Traffic Impact
As part of SLC’s environmental studies, SLC will conduct an in-depth traffic analysis led by a renowned local traffic engineering firm, which will take into account the requests made by the Town of North Hempstead in its Final Scope. The Town of North Hempstead will make the final determination on which roadways and intersections must be studied. The traffic analysis will be shared publicly so that any interested party can read the engineering report. The engineering report will be based on actual data to show the existing traffic conditions and will make projections about how this project will change the number of cars on the road, traffic patterns, etc. All of these analyses will be performed according to nationally accepted/recognized engineering methods and will also take into account local conditions. We do not expect this project to create a traffic problem for the community.

SLC retained Hauppauge-based VHB Engineering, Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Geology, P.C. (VHB) to conduct an initial traffic engineering study, which was completed in October 2020. The Preliminary Traffic Assessment is available here. A renowned traffic engineering firm with decades of traffic engineering experience on Long Island, VHB will conduct the in-depth traffic analysis as well.

Additionally, as part of the 145 West Shore Road project, SLC will implement shuttle service to and from the Port Washington LIRR train station and downtown. This will help reduce the impact on traffic and parking.