Town Collects Award for Elmont Mixed-Use District
Vision Long Island has recognized the Town of Hempstead for advancing community development projects and initiatives. At the organization's 11th Annual Smart Growth Awards in June 2012, Hempstead Town will take home an award in the "Certainty & Predictability" category, for the development of a comprehensive mixed-use zoning district in the Hempstead Turnpike Corridor in Elmont.
The zoning allows for different types of development within the newly created Hempstead Turnpike-Elmont Zoning District. The zone specifically provides for mixed-use development, allowing business development on the ground floor with housing above, in a portion of the zone.
HempsteadWorks Available for All Residents
Hempstead Town is encouraging all job seekers to check out HempsteadWorks, the town's one-stop career resource center. The center features career counselors, job training, workshops and more.
HempsteadWorks also offers the use of telephones, computers and fax machines; resume and cover letter software; a career library and a computerized job bank. Education and job-training programs are also available. A specialized career program, known as “Whatever It Takes,” is available for residents with health and/or medical conditions.
Employers are also provided the use of HempsteadWorks facilities and resources to interview prospective employees, provide training and conduct business.