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Tritec’s transformative Station Yards project advances

Aerial shot of Station Yards in Ronkonkoma

After completing the first phase of its massive $1.2 billion redevelopment Station Yards, Tritec Real Estate is deep into the project’s second phase, further advancing the creation of a walkable, mixed-use mecca across from the Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road station.

It’s been 11 years since the Town of Brookhaven designated Tritec as the master developer to reimagine some 53 acres around the Ronkonkoma station. The ambitious project was designated as regionally significant by both the Long Island Regional Planning Council and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council and the effort received support from the town, Suffolk County, the Town of Islip and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which formed the Ronkonkoma Hub Regional Planning Alliance in April 2015.

Built on 12 acres to the northeast of the LIRR station, the project’s $164 million first phase called Alston Station Yards was finished in March 2020 and its 489 apartments are 97 percent occupied. This week, residential preleasing began on what the developer has dubbed The Core, the project’s $272 million, 7-acre phase 2A that includes 388 rental apartments and 70,000 square feet of retail space surrounding a 10,000-square-foot village green.

Completed nearly four years ago, the 489-unit Alston Station Yards residential complex is 97 percent occupied. Photo by Judy Walker
The apartments in The Core are spread across four buildings and contain a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from micro studios of 441 square feet to three-bedroom residences of 1,477 square feet. Monthly rents start at $2,000 and top out at $5,300.

Amenities include a lobby concierge, business lounge with coworking spaces and conference rooms, fitness center, community clubroom with chef’s kitchen and bar, outdoor pool and courtyard with grill stations and fire pits, rooftop terrace and covered parking garage with direct building access.

“The Core exemplifies the essence of modern Long Island living,” said Kelley Heck, executive vice president at East Setauket-based Tritec. “It’s not just about finding a place to live. It’s about experiencing a lifestyle that resonates with energy, convenience and luxury.”

While the project’s first phase was totally residential, The Core is a mixed-use community that integrates its apartments with restaurants, retail shops, services and spaces for farmers markets, live music and other events.

Read the full article in Long Island Business News.