By Connor Beach
The Huntington planning board granted last week conditional site plan approval for a proposed three-story, mixed-use building on New Street in Huntington village.
The approval comes after a new architectural rendering was submitted to the planning department in April following recommendations made by the planning board in March.
The applicant for the proposal is 71 New St. Huntington LLC, whose principles are Gregory DeRosa and Mark Hamer.
“We did have some issues related to the location and especially the architecture of the building,” Planning Board Chairman Paul Mandelik said during last week’s meeting. “We’ve had discussions with the applicant and we’ve reached some compromises.”
The Zoning Board of Appeals previously granted a 16-space parking variance for the proposal.
Plans submitted to the town show the three-story building would contain 3,074 square-feet of office space and a similarly sized parking cantilever on the first floor.
The 5,869 square-foot second and third floors would each contain five two-bedroom, a one-bedroom and a studio apartment, according to documents received by the planning department last year.
A 2.5-story former funeral home currently stands on the 71 New St. property, and is slated to be demolished.
Huntington-base attorney James Margolin, who represents the applicants, said Tuesday “with planning approval obtained, the next step is the issuance of a building permit.”