In 2004, the Town of Babylon created the Office of Downtown Revitalization to revitalize aging, under-performing downtowns, and commercial corridors throughout the Town of Babylon to create or recreate vibrant downtowns that feature:
A range of housing options
A variety of activities and amenities
Pedestrian friendly sidewalks and streets
Public space to foster a sense of community
Enhanced and preserved green space
Preserved unique character of neighborhoods
A variety of services and shopping opportunities
The principles of smart growth and sustainability are the cornerstones of our efforts.
As a department, we focus on land use and development in downtown centers, areas that already have adequate infrastructure (including public transit), and areas that are recognizable as downtowns and neighborhood centers.