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PICS: Sneak peak at LI’s $700M ‘Ronkonkoma Hub,’ crews break ground on phase 2

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BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Construction crews on Wednesday broke ground on the next phase of the “Ronkonkoma Hub,” which is expected to bring thousands of jobs and plenty of housing and retail space to the Town of Brookhaven.

Gov. Kathy Hochul was at the construction site in Suffolk County to kick off the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the $700 million project.

“The Ronkonkoma Hub will be a major leap forward in building New York's economy and revitalizing the future of Long Island,” the governor said.

The $256 million second phase will create 388 housing units, 73,000-square feet of commercial space, 15,500-square feet of office space and over 1,200 parking spaces.

“This next phase of the Ronkonkoma Hub furthers our commitment to investing in transformative developments to bring residential and commercial spaces to Long Island. New York will continue making bold, strategic investments to support redevelopment and revitalization efforts across the State,” Hochul said.

Read more in MSN.