Downtown Revitalization

Responsibilities of Office

In 2004, Town of Babylon Supervisor Bellone created the Office of Downtown Revitalization to revitalize aging, under-performing downtowns, and commercial corridors throughout the Town of Babylon to create or recreate vibrant downtowns that feature:

  • A range of housing options
  • A variety of activities and amenities
  • Pedestrian friendly sidewalks and streets
  • Public space to foster a sense of community
  • Enhanced and preserved green space
  • Preserved unique character of neighborhoods

The principles of smart growth and sustainability are the cornerstones of our efforts.

As a department, we focus on land use and development in downtown centers, areas that already have adequate infrastructure (including public transit), and areas that are recognizable as downtowns and neighborhood centers.

Deer Park Vision Plan

Informational Sheet (PDF)
Survey Link

PowerPoint Presentation from May 7, 2022 Visioning Meeting

The Town of Babylon is working with the community of Deer Park on a Visioning Plan. The process will focus on infrastructure and physical improvements, economic development and beautification.  The goal of the planning process is to incorporate the community’s desires with market realities, and help Deer Park redefine their sense of place on western Suffolk County.   At the end of the process, we anticipate a Vision Plan for Deer Park that will be created from extensive community input. The Town with the help of its consultants will coordinate meetings with key stakeholders, including civic, business, and community representatives, as well as developer interviews, and property owner outreach in order to inform the Vision Plan. A review of current zoning regulations will also help develop recommendations which will allow for redevelopment and public amenities within the hamlet of Deer Park. Furthermore, recommendations for walkability and infrastructure improvements will be developed, after review of the current infrastructure. Once it is determined what projects, redevelopment opportunities, and amenities the Community is seeking, the Town will pursue state, federal and private grant resource opportunities to implement the Vision Plan and its recommendations.  

May 7, 2022 Community Meeting
Event Flyer (PDF)
Eventbrite registration

North Babylon Walk Audit

The Town of Babylon wants to economically revitalize the corridor along Old Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon between Starhmore Drive and Sunrise Highway. The Town plans to make it attractive and safe for residents, patrons, and business owners. Learn more

Register for the North Babylon Walk Audit here

Other Documents: 

  1. Marwa Fawaz

    Comprehensive Planning and Downtown Revitalization

  2. Downtown Revitalization

    Physical Address
    Babylon Town Hall - West Wing
    200 East Sunrise Highway
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757