The New Village mixed-use project brings the principles of Smart Growth and New Urbanism to downtown Patchogue.
An essential element of the New Village development is to promote an active, pedestrian-friendly community. Building off the existing character of Main Street, New Village has reactivated the retail in Patchogue. The vacancy rate in downtown Patchogue hovered around 50% before the development of New Village; today, that existing retail space is 95% leased, and Patchogue is now home to 42 restaurants. New Village has genuinely become a part of the community, hosting public outdoor concerts, farmers' markets, festivals, and the Taste of Patchogue.
Distinctively designed, the development has embraced and enhances the context of the existing historic Main Street and the adjacent village landmarks: the Patchogue Bank and the 31 West Main Building. TRITEC acquired six parcels of land around a municipal parking lot. Many of the buildings were uninhabitable and needed to be demolished. TRITEC saved and relocated a vacant Carnegie Library to another part of the Village. The library was initially donated to the Village of Patchogue by Andrew Carnegie in 1906. Although the library was not on the historic registry, the residents wanted to preserve Village history. Tritec had the building put on blocks, and driven two blocks away, to be put on a foundation and made into a youth center for the Patchogue Medford library. TRITEC works hard to preserve and maintain the culture of the community where we work.
TRITEC Building Company was the construction manager for the entire New Village project, including 31 West Main Street. The buildings are 4 and 5 stories high, and the construction is a wood frame over a concrete podium and structured parking. The entire development is home to 291 apartment homes, 45,000 sq.ft. of retail, and 17,000 sq.ft. of office space.
A study commissioned by the Long Island Regional Planning Council conducted by 4ward Planning showed that the revitalization of Patchogue Village from 2000 -2017 had created $693 million in total economic output. Including New Village, a total of 714 multi-family units were added to Patchogue; their addition resulted in a more than $5 million surplus to the school district.
In 2017, two TRITEC projects, Dealertrack Technologies and New Village at Patchogue, were awarded a Double Diamond by the Long Island Builder Institute.