Belmont Park Village is the latest addition to The Bicester Collection family of luxury shopping destinations. (Representative image) Credit: zhu difeng/
The Retail Village is located south of Hempstead Turnpike, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, NY, US. (Representative image) Credit: LuckyPhoto/
The Retail Village will be opened in September 2024. (Representative image) Credit: siriwat sriphojaroen/

Belmont Park Retail Village is a new shopping destination being developed by Value Retail, a developer and operator of luxury outlet shopping villages based in the UK. It will introduce Value Retail’s renowned Bicester Collection’s model of experiential retail model to the US for the first time.

The project is part of the Belmont Park redevelopment project, which encompasses renovations to the historic Belmont Park racecourse and the development of sports, music, dining, shopping and entertainment facilities.

The synergy between retail, sport, and culture is set to attract a diverse array of visitors, from luxury consumers to local New York residents.

Scheduled to open in September 2024, the retail village is poised to offer a unique blend of luxury, service, and sustainability.

Location of Belmont Park Retail Village

The Belmont Park Retail Village will be developed on an underutilised parking lot site within the Belmont Park campus, which includes the Belmont Park racecourse and the UBS Arena, a premier venue for sports and entertainment.

The village is strategically situated off the Cross Island Parkway and south of Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, New York. It will be built adjacent to the structured parking garage and will feature pedestrian bridges across Hempstead Turnpike, connecting to the UBS arena.

Belmont Park Village benefits from robust transportation links. The proximity to JFK and LaGuardia airports, along with the Elmont Long Island Rail Road station, ensures seamless connectivity for international and local visitors alike.

Belmont Park Retail Village details

The project site will be transformed into a 470,000ft² (43,664m²) retail village. The development will include 350,000ft² of luxury outlet stores, including between 150 and 200 boutique buildings, 10,000ft² of community centre space, 6.5 acres of publicly accessible space, and approximately 1,700 below-grade parking spaces. A 1,440-space multilevel parking garage will also be available, offering valet parking services.

The project includes the installation of 40,000ft² of storefront and curtain wall, complemented by 11,000ft² of aluminium plate panels, creating an inviting and modern shopping environment.

The village will host an array of international, regional and local brands, alongside emerging and innovative names from the New York Metropolitan Area. A diverse range of dining options from formal dining to takeaway options, complemented by a host of guest services will enhance the visitor experience while the associated retail support areas will cater to operational needs.

Designed to evoke the timeless elegance of New York, Belmont Park Village will feature open-air streets enhanced by pedestrian pathways and squares, inviting visitors to explore a curated selection of fashion and lifestyle brands, restaurants, and special events.

The retail village is intended to be a complementary use that is anticipated to draw customers from the Belmont Park campus and will also serve existing local and regional trade areas.

Belmont Park Retail Village’s sustainability features

Belmont Park Village has earned an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) for its sustainability features.

The project aims to reduce embodied and operational carbon through strategic material choices, such as 60% recycled or reused aggregate and enhanced passive insulation and reflective roofs that exceed New York State Code requirements.

The village’s design will mitigate regional stormwater impact by retaining 90% of stormwater discharge into the retention basin, and feature a rain-screen envelope shell to minimise embodied carbon and maintenance needs. An on-site roof-mounted PV array will supply up to 30% of the peak energy demand, with surplus energy feeding back into the grid.

Value Retail is also aiming to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM) certifications.

Contractors involved

JRDV Urban International, a US-based architecture and urban planning company, is leading the exterior design and master planning for the overall Belmont Park redevelopment project, while KSS Architects, a US-based architecture firm, is designing the retail village.

Aurora Contractors, a construction management company, is managing the construction of the retail village in partnership with Above All Store Fronts, a construction company.

Cheyenne Company, a composite fabrications provider, is responsible for the exterior trim and millwork, and B&G Electrical Contractors, a construction engineering company, is responsible for the electrical infrastructure.

Other contractors involved in the project are Sterling Project Development, a real estate development management and advisory firm; M/E Engineering P.C., a mechanical and electrical engineering services provider; Thornton Tomasetti, a scientific and engineering consulting firm; and Bohler, a land development consulting and technical design firm.