Spring is finally here and with it comes the next phase of major enhancements to Garvies Point. RXR and The city of Glen Cove are ramping up construction on Garvies Point Road, bringing key infrastructure improvements to this 1 mile stretch.
The Garvies Point Road project includes raising, widening and repaving the road along with the installation of new drainage, to help protect against any future flooding. Water and sewage systems are being installed and electrical utilities are being relocated underground to further support storm-proofing measures. On the surface, new sidewalks and curbs will be built to allow for ease of access to the neighborhood parks and new trees will be planted to enhance the overall aesthetic. The construction is key to the revitalization of the area and detours will be in place to allow for traffic to visit local businesses, including Garvies Point Brewery, Heritage Bakers and CrossFit One Life. These local businesses are well established within the Glen Cove community and will be open throughout the construction project.
Located at 1 Garvies Point Road, Cross Fit One Life, is one of the premiere fitness destinations in Glen Cove. This core strength and conditioning program combines multiple modalities found in running, gymnastics and weightlifting into short intense daily workouts, designed to maximize results for any individual. Owned and operated by Coach Tim Caputo, the studio features a wide variety of CrossFit options, from classes for adults, teens and kids to private coaching.
Just next door to CrossFit One Life, you will find Heritage Bakers, an artisanal bakery that uses heirloom wheat and all natural ingredients to produce their traditionally made, hand-rolled pastries and breads. The award winning bakery was founded by David Shalam, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute of NYC, and their cafe is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
A few doors down is Garvies Point Brewery, founded by award-winning brewers Ben Kossoff and Mark Scoroposki. The brewery has proven to be very successful and recently had to triple their output to meet the demand for their inventive and distinctive IPA's, sour ales, lagers and more. Their tap room is a great place to kick back, relax and enjoy any of the 8 rotating beer selections. It's a family-friendly spot that is open Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
When visiting these businesses, keep in mind that Herb Hill Road is closed to through traffic. In order to access these shops, take Mill Hill Road to The Place and make a left on Dickson Street. Refer to the map below for details on the detour.
Once construction on Herb Hill Road is complete, estimated for mid to end of May 2019, the road will be reopened to through traffic. Starting in May 2019, Dickson Street will then be closed for road work up to The Place. Road construction is expected to be completed by Fall 2019.
The Garvies Point Welcome Center, located on Herb Hill Road will be accessible throughout construction.
Construction at The Beacon (condominiums) which topped out earlier this month, and Harbor Landing (rentals) will also be complete in late 2019. Amenities at Garvies Point include waterfront walkways and trails, scenic bike paths, restaurants, an amphitheater, marinas, a boardwalk and beach. Twenty-eight acres of open space are being reserved for playgrounds and parks–including one for dogs. Garvies Point will also be an access point to Glen Cove’s Ferry Terminal with ferry service to New York City. For updates on construction, follow us on social media or join our mailing list.