FARMINGDALE - The Village of Farmingdale's downtown district could be in for a major makeover.

More than 100 residents attended an environmental impact meeting tonight to learn more about a proposal to revitalize the area. Mayor George Starkie (R-Farmingdale) said the idea is to return Main Street to its former glory, with retail shops on the ground level and affordable apartments above them.

The public will now have 10 days to submit comments to village officials, who will then be able to make changes before the proposal goes to the board for a vote. Starkie says that if all goes as planned, they could start breaking ground this fall.