A new round of construction is already hitting Mineola. About the same time that the new Winthrop University Hospital research center was topping out, other crews were demolishing the set of buildings on Old Country Road and Willis Avenue for the Winston complex.
The building at 33 Willis Ave. has already been demolished, with 140 Old Country Road being finished on Sept. 4. Over on Roslyn Road, the Churchill project is rising up out of the ground.
During the village board meeting of September 4 at the village hall, Mineola Building Superintendent Dan Whalen reported that he had received a large application for asbestos abatement at 250 Old Country Road, otherwise known as the Keyspan Building. Crews will spend several weeks completing that process before beginning demolition.
Whalen said that there are 38 other projects going on around the village and 38 plans for more ranging from dormers, new homes, garages, car ports and porticos.
He also noted that the Chaminade bleacher project is underway with the school receiving a permit for construction of its new stands on Sept. 3.
“It was quite a task, I can only imagine the concrete was very cheap and rebar when that went up because it was just massive, that particular structure,” Whalen said, “for what it was used for it would have lasted for another 100 years.”