In 2004, Town of Babylon Supervisor Bellone 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:
- A range of housing options
- A variety of activities and amenities
- Pedestrian friendly sidewalks and streets
- Public space to foster a sense of community
- Preserve and enhance green space
- Preserve the unique character of neighborhoods
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.
Deer Park Vision Plan
The Town of Babylon is working with the community of Deer Park on a Visioning Plan. The process will focus on infrastructure and physical improvements, economic development and beautification. The goal of the planning process is to incorporate the community’s desires with market realities, and help Deer Park redefine their sense of place on western Suffolk County. At the end of the process, we anticipate a Vision Plan for Deer Park that will be created from extensive community input. The Town with the help of its consultants will coordinate meetings with key stakeholders, including civic, business, and community representatives, as well as developer interviews, and property owner outreach in order to inform the Vision Plan. A review of current zoning regulations will also help develop recommendations which will allow for redevelopment and public amenities within the hamlet of Deer Park. Furthermore, recommendations for walkability and infrastructure improvements will be developed, after review of the current infrastructure. Once it is determined what projects, redevelopment opportunities, and amenities the Community is seeking, the Town will pursue state, federal and private grant resource opportunities to implement the Vision Plan and its recommendations.
North Babylon Walk Audit
The Town of Babylon wants to economically revitalize the corridor along Old Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon between Starhmore Drive and Sunrise Highway. The Town plans to make it attractive and safe for residents, patrons, and business owners. Learn more
Register for the North Babylon Walk Audit here.
Copiague Facade Renovation Grant Program Application (PDF)
Copiague Facade Renovation Handbook - English (PDF)
Copiague Facade Renovation Handbook - Polish (PDF)
Copiague Facade Renovation Handbook - Spanish (PDF)