Glen Cove Community Development Agency
LOA, Magnusson Architecture & Planning and JGSC Group were retained by Glen Cove Community Development Agency to create an Implementation Plan for the City’s Downtown Gateway to the Waterfront Project.
Glen Cove underwent significant change, with major redevelopment projects underway at the Glen Cove Creek Waterfront and in the heart of downtown – bringing new housing, offices, hotels and retail into the community. This new development posed both an opportunity and a challenge for existing downtown businesses – there would be more shoppers but at the same time more competition. The Implementation Plan served to capitalize on this opportunity and enhanced the health and commercial viability of downtown Glen Cove by attracting appropriate retail and integrating existing commercial nodes with those new developments.
Our team’s work included a market analysis, including consumer surveys and stakeholder interviews, and a physical analysis of building stock, open spaces, transportation and connections, each informing a comprehensive blueprint for downtown retail attraction and recommendations for specific improvements and actions that would strengthen Glen Cove’s ability to attract retail and ultimately strengthen the business environment for all downtown businesses.