Developer Proposing Second Phase for Westbury Multifamily Apartment Project

The Cornerstone will advance the plan of the village to revitalize the downtown area around the railroad station.

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The Cornerstone Westbury Phase I. Photo: Courtesy of Terwilliger & Bartone Properties.

Farmingdale-based developer Terwilliger & Bartone Properties has a track record of advocating for its projects in various towns across Long Island. Last year, the company took a grassroots approach to their development project in Lynbrook. They started a facebook page and went to the community to garner support for tearing down a problematic abandoned motel and replacing it with a 4-story luxury rental apartment complex. The name of that project was The Cornerstone, the same name as a project that the developer is building in Westbury.


This September, the village of Westbury approved the first phase of the project, called The Cornerstone at Westbury. The development will transform 461 Railroad Avenue - a parcel currently utilized as a food handling warehouse - into a professionally managed 72-unit residential community. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022. 


The Cornerstone at Westbury is part of a revitalization effort for the village’s downtown that includes the rezoning of 53 acres of property within the area encompassed by Post Avenue, Maple Avenue, School Street and Union Avenue from industrial use to mixed-use residential to facilitate transit-oriented development projects around the Long Island Railroad station.


Terwilliger & Bartone Properties recently announced that it will put in an application for phase 2 of the project. The property at 425 Railroad Avenue, currently an  industrial warehouse, will be torn down and replaced with a 58-unit luxury residential apartment building.


According to a press release from the builder, the first phase is expected to swell the tax base in the village by 450%, generating more than  $2 million in net fiscal benefit to the school district over 20 years.


The developer describes The Cornerstone at Westbury as a best-in-class community with amenities that include an oversized clubhouse for entertaining, dining  room, library, modern fitness center and outdoor recreation area as well as resident events and  activities. The units will feature high ceilings, designer kitchens, modern finishes and outdoor space.


“We are proud to be part of the railroad station district revitalization effort to create a vibrant center of  activity that draws people downtown in the Village of Westbury,” said Anthony Bartone, Managing  Partner of Terwilliger & Bartone Properties. “Quality multifamily residential with amenities is a key  driver of smart revitalization, and we commend Village leadership for encouraging private investment to help swell the tax base and ignite economic development for decades to come.”