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Starbucks seeks special permit in West Sayville

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On Dec. 2, the Town of Islip Planning Board held a meeting during which they discussed many items, including a town board application for a special permit for a fast-food restaurant in West Sayville.

J. Nazzaro Partnership, LP is requesting a change of zone from Business 1 district to Business 3 district for 90 Montauk in West Sayville. The applicant is also requesting a special permit for outside seating as an accessory use to a restaurant. A buffer relaxation is requested as part of this application. The applicant is trying to have a Starbucks drive-through at the site. The applicant added modifications to their plans including prohibiting left turns onto Montauk Hwy from vehicles leaving the site as well as a loop road that runs counter-clockwise around the building connecting traffic that wants to head west to the traffic light at Atlantic Avenue. The board voted to grant the application subject to the covenants and restrictions agreed to by the applicant.

OTHER APPLICATIONS

A public hearing was held pertaining to 941 Church Street, located on the northside of Church Street, 268 feet West of Smithtown Avenue in Bohemia. Parker Realty currently owns the building and leases it 100 percent to Northstar Electrical, an electrical contractor. The site is composed of two buildings, an office space and a warehouse. Joseph Gabriel of Joseph Gabriel AIA Architects in Holbrook said “the owner wishes to construct a one-story addition over the building number one which is the front building. This will allow the business to add additional office staff that have become necessary. The applicant is also requesting parking, landscape and buffer relaxations in connection with the expansion of an existing office and related site improvements. The board voted to grant the application. 

A planning board application was entered and a public hearing was held for Veraca Ltd (Teller’s Next Door) for a planning board review and approval of a tent as an accessory to a restaurant. A waiver of the minimum 200-foot setback from the nearest residence is also requested as part of this application. James Wood of DRG said Teller’s Next Door, located at 655 Main Street in Islip, is looking to add a new fabric covering over an outdoor garden used for dining in the rear of the building. There is one residence within 100 feet of the facility. The board voted to approve the application pending fire marshal approval.

A planning board application was entered and a public hearing was held for 66 East Main Street in Bay Shore. The applicant requests a planning board special permit for a bar in the Business District. Site plan modifications are also requested as part of this application. The site is on the southside of Main Street and is a two-story building with Bango Bowls currently occupying one half of the first floor and four apartments on the second floor. The space the bar/restaurant would go in was previously for retail use and would be called Sweet Jane’s. The food served would be solely small-plate items. The board closed the public hearing and granted the application subject to the covenants and restrictions.

A site plan modification was requested by Basser Kaufman for a drive-through bypass lane in connection with a previously approved Starbucks at 1675 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore. Changes were made to the drive-through queuing lane. The updated plan added a second lane entering the site for drive throughs. There will be two ordering windows and then the lanes merge together into a single ‘pick up’ window. The board voted to grant the application subject to the conditions that planning has provided.

A decision item on the agenda for the board was a planning board application for a special permit for a restaurant in the Business 1 District. The site is located at 214 Union Boulevard in West Islip. Site plan modifications are also requested as part of this application. Erik Bjorenby, the architect representing the owner of the property said the owner purchased the property one year ago and hopes to turn it into a restaurant named Chef’s Table. The previous use of the property was a retail bakery. The application was denied by the board and cannot be brought up for two years.

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