Exclusive: Gov. Hochul breaks ground on future Hicksville mixed-use complex

Work is getting underway on a mixed-use apartment complex that’s expected to transform downtown Hicksville.
The site is steps away from the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station. There will be 189 apartments, with 7,700-square-feet of retail space.
The total cost is $111 million. One million is coming from a $10 million downtown revitalization state grant awarded to Hicksville in 2017.
News 12’s Kevin Vesey spoke exclusively with Gov. Hochul following a groundbreaking on Tuesday.
“You take a vacant property, it has no value, brings in no taxes for the town government to function. You’re taking this, making it viable, but you’re also giving people a home," said Gov. Hochul.