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Gateway Plan awaits response from state

A boutique hotel and office space at the

A boutique hotel and office space at the southwest corner of Railroad Street and New York Avenue in Huntington Station has been proposed by Renaissance Downtowns. Credit: Renaissance Downtowns

The adoption of the Huntington Station Gateway Plan by the town board has been delayed while town officials wait for a response to the plan from state transportation officials.

The plan, by Plainview-based Renaissance Downtowns, proposes a hotel and office building, a mixed-use building, and artist lofts and gallery space along New York Avenue.

Spokesman A.J. Carter said the town is waiting for a formal response from the state Department of Transportation. The State Environmental Quality Review Act "requires a coordinated review with all interested agencies," Carter said. Other agencies responding to the plan include the town and the Long Island Rail Road.

Once the plan is adopted, projects can proceed with site plan approvals, getting financing and seeking tenants for the proposed buildings.

The plan was presented at a public hearing in May, with approval expected this month.

"The town board voted to delay the vote for 60 days, but hopefully we use only 30 days and get it adopted in August," said Ryan Porter, Renaissance Downtowns' vice president of planning and development.

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