Long Island Index Report Reveals Enormous Gap Between the Multifamily Housing Planning and Needed on Long Island

Case Studies of Babylon, Hicksville, and Valley Stream Show That Modest Zoning Changes, Implemented Across the Region, Are Needed to Close the Gap Garden City, NY – February 2, 2016 – The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, today released a report that reveals that, while Long Island is building more multifamily

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New Survey Reveals that Large Majorities of Long Islanders Want More Housing Options to Address High Housing Costs

The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, announced today the results of a public opinion survey of Long Island residents’ ongoing concerns about residential life: the high cost of local housing and taxes; the development of local downtowns; the desire to move from Long Island to less expensive areas of the country, and concerns about young people leaving.

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The Long Island Index Chooses Four Architectural Firms to Re-Think the Design of Parking Facilities in Four Long Island Communities

The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, today announced the selected architectural firms of its Build a Better Burb: ParkingPLUS Design Challenge, a key component of the Index’s 2014 focus on parking facility design innovations that would enhance downtown areas on Long Island and beyond.

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Long Island Index Maps Special Districts and More

he Long Island Index, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, launched a new tool on its website (www.longislandindexmaps.org) that for the first time provides public access to maps representing the profusion of special districts that exist within Nassau County’s villages and towns.

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New Mapping Feature Details Impact Risk for Hurricane Irene

he Long Island Index, in collaboration with the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center, has developed a new map layer on its website (www.longislandindexmaps.org) that details coastal storm impact zones and areas on Long Island likely to be impacted by Hurricane Irene of different wind strengths (category 1-4).

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Researchers Identify Top Ten Changes to Stimulate Downtown Redevelopment

The Long Island Index 2011 report, Getting It Done: Aligning Long Island’s Development Processes with Sustainable Economic Growth, prepared by the Regional Plan Association (RPA), shows Long Island, like many suburban areas across the country, is grappling with the difficult challenge of maintaining its high quality lifestyle while adapting to new economic, demographic and environmental realities.

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