East Setauket-based TRITEC Real Estate Company has been selected over three other development firms by the committee in charge of making a recommendation for the Ronkonkoma Hub project.
In a Dec. 7 letter to the Brookhaven Town Board, the Ronkonkoma Hub Design Team said it unanimously chose TRITEC because they believed its vision for the Ronkonkoma hub most closely resembled that of both the town and the community itself.
"Tritec has the strongest qualifications among the responding developers and articulated a compelling, creative vision for the Ronkonkoma Hub. Tritec has demonstrated the financial strength to successfully undertake a project of this
magnitude and a track record of successful development on Long Island," the team wrote.
TRITEC was also recently selected to develop . The Ronkonkoma Hub is around the Ronkonkoma LIRR train station into a mixed-use region with downtown housing, shopping centers, and office buildings that will eventually link the train station to MacArthur airport in Islip.
The Ronkonkoma Hub Design Team consists of town officials and community leaders, including Fred Braun, chairman of the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency; Valerie Biscardi, commissioner of housing and human services; Lynn Wyent, director of traffic safety; George Schramm, president of the Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization; and others.