This vacant piece of land in Rochdale is about to be developed. The Rochdale Village sold it for $80 million, all of which will be reinvested into their co-op community. As you can see, it was and is a completely vacant piece of land - no trees, no homes, nothing.
Here's a schematic of what the new development will look like:
It contains a 20-story co-op building, sixty 2- and 3-family homes, and and 8-story senior rental building. Parking seems to be adequate and a new street will be built to access the homes closest to the railroad.
The developer is including things such as street trees and interesting architectural details not found on most new construction. In other words, these won't be boring, boxy pieces of crap. Railroad Park is down the street, so there is green space available, as is the LIRR, providing public transportation.
Here is the website for the project: Locust Manor
Is this well-planned development? Ponder, decide and then post your thoughts.