Westbury Recreation and Community Center (Photo: Village of Westbury)
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Westbury unveils renovations at its Community Center

State and local officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Westbury Thursday to celebrate the completion of upgrades to the Westbury Recreation and Community Center Complex on Post Avenue.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas joined Village of Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro at the event.

The renovations were funded as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant the village was awarded by the state in 2016.

Other projects funded by the state grant included a $3.5 million streetscape improvement program that brought new LED lighting, new pedestrian crosswalks, benches, parking meters and plantings; a $640,000 acquisition of a 3,360-square-foot building to be used as the home of Westbury Arts; land acquisition for infrastructure and open space; a new pedestrian plaza and redesign for the intersection of Post and Union avenues; and a transit-oriented zoning plan that aims to revitalize 50 acres near the Westbury Long Island Rail Road station.

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