The Town of Huntington Planning Board will include a discussion on the “Preserve at Indian Hills,” the proposed development on the site of the Indian Hills Country Club, at its meeting on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m., at Huntington Town Hall.
The Fort Salonga Association will have a representative at the meeting, although this type of meeting typically does not allow for comment by members of the community.
To be discussed are proposed special use permits and variances for the shopping center property on the corner of 25A and Rinaldo. Being considered is zoning for a convenience store and bistro zoning.
In summary: “The applicant is proposing to establish a 2,400 square foot convenience store in the existing structure, to allow the current food shops on the property to be considered bistros and allow alcohol sales, and to provide 600 square feet of outdoor seating for any food shops/bistros on the property.
“The proposal will require a special use permit, relief from condition(s) of the special use permit and variances pursuant to the Huntington Town Code.”
FSA Board members will attend and voice concerns. We encourage all members who are concerned to attend.
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