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Main Street Mews

70 South Main Street, Freeport, NY

size: 24,000 SF

type: Live/Work Lofts and Retail

Main Street Mews is a live/work loft project located in Freeport, NY. This three-story brick building is located on the west side of South Main Street between Merrick Avenue and Sunrise Highway.  It contains approximately 5,000 SF of retail on the ground floor facing downtown Freeport’s busy Main Street, 16 live/work lofts on the second and third floors, and a mews that joins Main Street with the primary parking lot that serves both downtown’s many shop owners as well as the Main Street Mews project. Site and floor plans were designed by Glenn Erikson, AIA, the elevation concept was created by the Village of Freeport’s architect, Russell Jordan, and the design and plans were completed by Marvin Meltzer, AIA. The site was acquired via a $220,000 grant from the Empire State Development Corporation, New York’s economic development agency, and was originally conceived as a rental project. However, during construction it was successfully converted to a condominium project. The 950 to 1,200 square foot lofts have 17-foot high ceilings. An open mezzanine of about 300 square feet divides the rear portion of the loft to provide two levels of living space, each with eight-foot ceilings. The mezzanine includes a bedroom, walk-in closet and full bathroom.  Beneath it, on the main level, is the entry, a closet, office area, a kitchen and a bathroom. The remainder of each unit is full height, each with a 13′ x 13′ foot window for natural lighting.  Twelve of the units enjoy north light, over-looking the fully landscaped mews.  Glenn Erikson was Project Director of Development for Time Equities, the developer of the project.