Village of Roslyn, Nassau County
A rare surviving early-18th century industrial building featuring unique Dutch framing methods, the Roslyn Grist Mill has been vacant and threatened by demolition by neglect since the 1970s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, community members and local preservation groups have been in the planning process to restore the structure for over a decade. Owned by Nassau County, funding is earmarked for restoration of the Grist Mill, yet numerous false starts and lacking a clear vision for what the building could be repurposed for has delayed restoration. Located in the center of the village at the head of the harbor, the Roslyn Grist Mill is ready to become the keystone for a downtown and waterfront revitalization initiative. Community support is necessary to strengthen the partnership between the County, Town of North Hempstead, Village of Roslyn, and Roslyn Landmark Society in order to establish a viable new use for the structure.