Mixed-Use With 14 Apartments Planned For New Street

  A rendering shows the north side of a proposed three-story, mixed-use building with 14 apartments planned for 71 New St., Huntington.   Rendering /MP3 Architecture

A rendering shows the north side of a proposed three-story, mixed-use building with 14 apartments planned for 71 New St., Huntington. Rendering /MP3 Architecture

Plans to construct a three-story, mixed-use building on New Street in Huntington village are being considered before the planning board.

The planning board was scheduled to discuss the application during its meeting after deadline on Wednesday.

The hearing focused on the architecture of the proposed building, said Huntington-based attorney James Margolin.

At a November 2017 meeting, planning board chairman Paul Mandelik raised concerns about how the proposed building would fit into the current streetscape of New Street.

The 71 New St. property is owned by 71 New St. Huntington LLC, and town documents list the applicant for the proposal as Islandia-based Total Permits.

A 2.5-story former funeral home currently stands on the property, and is slated to be demolished should the new proposal be approved.

Site plans received by the planning department in February of last year show that the first floor of the proposed three-story building would be divided between a roughly 3,000-square-foot commercial space and a parking cantilever of about the same size.

Plans also call for 14 apartments divided evenly between the second and third floors. Each of the upper floors would contain five two-bedroom apartments of either 845 or 981 square feet. A one-bedroom, 628 square-foot apartment and a 420 square-foot studio apartment would round out the living spaces.

Plans currently require variances from the zoning board, including for a parking deficiency of 16 stalls, and to use of part of the first floor for parking.

–CONNOR BEACH