ZBA To Have Its Say On Planned Apartments

Long Islander News photo/David Weber Plans for the northeast corner of New York Avenue and Mill Lane, pictured above, call for the existing building to be demolished in order to make way for a two-story mixed-use building with apartments. The Huntington ZBA must approve two variances, one for parking, in order for the proposal to move forward.

Long Islander News photo/David Weber
Plans for the northeast corner of New York Avenue and Mill Lane, pictured above, call for the existing building to be demolished in order to make way for a two-story mixed-use building with apartments. The Huntington ZBA must approve two variances, one for parking, in order for the proposal to move forward.

By Jano Tantongco

jtantongco@longislandergroup.com

A two-story, 15,313-square-foot mixed-use building with apartments planned for New York Avenue in Huntington requires two variances, including one for parking.

The proposal, made for the northeast corner of New York Avenue and Mill Lane, requires the existing building on the premises to be demolished. From there, applicant Vinnie Abbatiello of Greenlawn-based Spin LLC wants to put up a building with nine apartments on the second floor, and retail space on the first. Along with 4,608 square feet for retail, the first floor would also have 1,608 square feet of storage space for apartment owners to use.

In order to move forward, Abbatiello needs a parking variance for 12 spaces since he plans to provide 28 on-site spaces, but code requires him to provide 40.

A second variance is also required since the 9,198-square-foot second floor exceeds the first floor footprint of 6,115 square feet.

Abbatiello initially wanted to build a restaurant on the property, according to his Huntington-based attorney, John Breslin.

“They decided not to do that,” Breslin said, adding that the plan for the restaurant also required a parking variance, one that was “greater than what they’re asking for now.”

The plan was originally scheduled to be heard at the March 16 Huntington zoning board meeting, but was adjourned because a revised plan was submitted.

The hearing is now set for the ZBA’s May 11 meeting.