Getting Downtown Development to Happen on Long Island

In a report prepared for the Long Island Index, RPA examined how local planning processes impede transit-oriented development and downtown revitalization. Synthesizing the work of a team of researchers, Getting it Done identifies a Top Ten list of issues that make it difficult, expensive and time-consuming to build well-designed mixed-use development on Long Island, as well as six goals to improve the planning process. The report builds on Places to Grow, a report prepared by RPA for last year's Long Island Index that identified 8,300 acres of potential land within a ½ mile of our downtowns that could accommodate the next generation of people and jobs.