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Patchogue Planning Board says they can't rule on plans to turn a marina into a restaurant

Riverview Marina on Argyle Lane at the intersection

Riverview Marina on Argyle Lane at the intersection of Campbell Street in Patchogue on March 17, 2015. A restaurant is proposed for the site. Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Patchogue Planning Board has no immediate plans to discuss the transformation of a marina into a restaurant.

Village officials say applicant Frank Priolo III has not resubmitted a building application for the site, which was to include modifications to his original plan.

In April, Priolo and other family members caused a stir when they proposed demolishing The Riverview Boat Yard and Marina and turning it into a one-level restaurant with 57 seats.

While the business is permitted under industrial use zoning, many neighbors, concerned with increased traffic and potential parking woes, came out in opposition to the $925,000 project.

The board had planned to further discuss the matter sometime this summer, but members now say they won't.

The boat yard and marina has been a family-run business for many decades and includes a two-story building at Campbell Street and Argyle Lane.

Speaking of changes to the plan, Planning Board attorney Joseph Buzzell said after Monday's work session, "When they do it, if they do it, what the changes say, we're all waiting to see. The ball is in their court right now."

Board chairman John Rocco reiterated that point.

"There's nothing for this board to hear or rule on," Rocco said. "One thing you can take to the bank; when they do file, the residents will be back here to see what's going on."

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