Rechler Equity Partners, the largest owner and operator of commercial properties on Long Island, officially broke ground today on The Hampton Business District at Gabreski, a visionary new commercial, medical and technology development in Westhampton Beach, New York. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Gregg Rechler and Mitchell Rechler, managing partners of Rechler Equity Partners, were joined by a host of Long Island officials, including Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.
“This is an important day for Suffolk County and the economic future of the entire region,” said County Executive Bellone. “The genesis for The Hampton Business District dates back to the 1970s, when Suffolk County and the Town of Southampton recognized the economic potential of developing non-aviation portions of Gabreski Airport.”
Southampton Town Supervisor Holst noted, “The Hampton Business District will make significant contributions to the continued growth of small and large businesses and to the evolution of the East End economy. Now that shovels are in the ground, we look forward to this ambitious development taking shape and offering companies from across Long Island a place to flourish and expand.”
The groundbreaking ceremony at The Hampton Business District signifies that work has begun on 220 Roger’s Way, a 60,000-square-foot industrial building that will be followed by eight more buildings totaling 440,000 square feet. In 2009, Suffolk County selected Rechler Equity Partners as developer of the 50-acre, County-owned site.
“What we are commemorating today is the start of construction on a business park that is beyond compare not just on the East End, but throughout the Northeast,” explained Mitchell Rechler. “Companies locating here will operate in the most modern and sustainable design coditions with far-reaching amenities that will attract a diverse cross-section of industries.”
The Hampton Business District combines traditional materials with modern forms, and will offer space ranging from 1,333 square feet up to 100,000 square feet. Following the construction of 220 Roger’s Way, development will begin on two state-of-the-art office and medical buildings totaling 60,000 square feet. Both 205 Roger’s Way and 215 Roger’s Way are designed to suit the needs of the region’s growing healthcare sector. The Hampton Business District will also include a 145-room hotel, a restaurant, a day care center, a health club, and a bank.