Hotel Plan Going Back To Zoning Board

Plans to create a boutique hotel from the former Town Hall building on Route 25A and Stewart Avenue go before the zoning board later this month.

Plans to create a boutique hotel from the former Town Hall building on Route 25A and Stewart Avenue go before the zoning board later this month.

By Peter Sloggatt
psloggatt@longislandergroup.com

Developers seeking to convert the old Town Hall building on Route 25A to a hotel are headed back to the zoning board after town officials cleared the way for an expanded project.

Huntington Village Hotel Partners, LLC last moth secured town board approval to add an adjacent property to the historic overlay district needed for the project to move forward. The wood frame building immediately next door to the existing structure would be demolished and with the additional square footage the developer proposed an expansion of the existing plan. The plan for an 80-room hotel – up from 55 – requires approval of a special use permit, height relief and a parking variance from the zoning board.

A zoning board hearing on the application is set for July 25 at 6 p.m