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.
Even if you’re on the Huntington side of Fort Salonga, this survey is for you, too! Take a few minutes to share your views on the town’s parks, roads, development, and more. The deadline is Friday, July 15.
Topics of interest for Fort Salonga include the potential for a Long Island Railroad spur or railyard on Old Northport Road, expansion of industrial activity in the Kings Park Industrial Park off of Townline Road, and land preservation.
Q: The LIRR is looking to create a train yard on the Port Jefferson Branch. Kings Park is one potential location, and it will affect nearly half of residents in Ft. Salonga / Kings Park as well as residents in Huntington bordering Smithtown. Has the Town of Huntington considered a position to protect its borders? Are you aware of any additional locations in Huntington being considered?
Petrone: Yes and we have exhausted all of them. We do not believe the LIRR is looking at any site in Huntington at this point.
I hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer in our beautiful hamlet. There are so many enjoyable things to do. As you look around you probably noticed some of the work NY State is doing on our local parks. The new clubhouse at the Sunken Meadow Golf course and the current renovation of the main entrance to Sunken Meadow beach. We regularly attend the community meetings to stay informed regarding the work in the park. It looks like they are doing excellent work.
I hope you have also enjoyed some of the events marking the 350th anniversary of the Town of Smithtown this season. There are more events planned. For example on September 19th there will be fireworks at Sunken Meadow State park (gates open at 4 p.m.). On September 26th there will be a historical parade down Main Street in Smithtown. On October 10th, our organization is planning a Day in History that will include a reenactment of the battle of Fort Slongo.
This year marks the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Smithtown and we all know the famous story of John Smith riding his bull Whisper to establish the borders of the town. While this story may be a stretch and maybe there never was a real bull, we do have a sculptor’s impression on 25A in Smithtown.