Northwell makes plans for Yaphank

The Boulevard Development continues to expand

Nicole Fuentes
Posted 6/15/23

Northwell Health has announced plans to develop three facilities for an invested cost of $45 million, at the Boulevard Development in Yaphank.

The smaller of the buildings will be an urgent-care …

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Northwell makes plans for Yaphank

The Boulevard Development continues to expand

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Northwell Health has announced plans to develop three facilities for an invested cost of $45 million, at the Boulevard Development in Yaphank.

The smaller of the buildings will be an urgent-care center; the second building is slated for an ambulatory surgery center; and the other will be a medical office building, which will offer dental service, imaging, general pediatrics, orthopedics, pain management and physical therapy.

The buildings will employ about 100 people, most of which, according to Northwell, will be new hires. The facilities are expected to open in late 2024.

“Northwell chose the Yaphank location for a few reasons. It’s a good location with incoming real estate development in the area; it works well with our multi-specialty campuses in Manorville and Shirley; and it allows us to offer more outpatient services from Peconic Bay Medical Center,” a Northwell spokesperson said.

“The whole goal of this complex/medical facility is that if you’re living in that community, we pretty much have every medical need covered in those two facilities,” added Lenny Nartowicz, Northwell deputy regional executive director for the eastern region. “You name it, that’s the kind of care net we have.”

The development is also part of Northwell’s plans to expand services on the East End. According to Northwell, they are working to develop comprehensive women’s health in Riverhead and want to support the upcoming surgical pavilion at South Shore University Hospital, in Bay Shore. They are also expanding cancer services in Suffolk, with the primary focus being Riverhead, Bay Shore, and Huntington.

The addition is part of the larger development, The Boulevard, which is an over 300-acre project located off William Floyd Parkway in Yaphank. That project started in 2014 with a 240-unit apartment community called the Reserve at the Boulevard; then it was followed by another 295-unit apartment community, The Brio. Additionally, a Hilton Homes suites hotel was added as well as The Chelsea Senior Living and Country Pointe Meadows townhomes, and a retail center including a Walmart supercenter have already been completed.

The Boulevard is a Rose-Breslin Associate development. According to AVR Realty director of public affairs Brian Ferruggiari, the development is unique in the fact that it has residential and commercial areas without buffers, with connections to create a walkable district.

Additionally, the project includes an assisted living facility with support care and a memory care building, a Hilton hotel, as well as a 3,000-square-foot community building with restrooms and concessions, as well as full-sized AstroTurf fields.

The project is currently in the retail phase of the buildout, as well as an additional 152 townhomes that have not yet started construction, which were changed from the original plan for office space.

The retail Main Street space includes two buildings that are already built with tenants already inside, including Ridgewood Savings Bank. Other retailers include a Monti’s Barbershop, Southpaw Brewery, Bagel Boss, Yaphank Wines and Liquor, and Tropical Smoothie. Plans to come include areas with outdoor seating for food -service restaurants and an open-air plaza. The Northwell addition to that area, Ferruggiari said, will also serve as a mini anchor to the development alongside the anchor, Walmart.