Gambrel roofs, shingle-style, home-like—these are what comes to mind when describing the design of the new Greybarn Residential Development. Currently being built on Long Island, Greybarn is off to a good start. The project was conceived as a walkable development on a site convenient to commuter options and located less than a mile from the Long Island Rail Road. Construction has begun on the first of five phases planned for this new neighborhood in Amityville, New York, and in the most recent progress photos above, you can see the site has been cleared and foundations have been poured for a three-story mixed use building, artfully designed by Arrowstreet.
Although aesthetically traditional in style, the project construction is following current industry standards which integrate modern sustainable components. As part of these sustainable measures, the contractor has taken any existing concrete on site and crushed it to be used as truck paths and tracking pads. Any of the existing trees that were cleared have been recycled as mulch and used as erosion control backing for the silt fence along the perimeter of the site. The current schedule estimates Phase I to be complete in late summer of next year.
Additionally, while construction on Phase I is taking place, Arrowstreet is simultaneously developing a set of Construction Documents for Phase II, consisting of two multifamily residential buildings with 155 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Complimentary to Phase I, these buildings will start creating the new neighborhood as a desirable, pedestrian-friendly addition to the Long Island community.