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Town acquires Huntington Station auto repair shop

Town of Huntington officials have taken another step in their attempts to revitalize Huntington Station with the acquisition of an abandoned automobile repair shop at 1000 New York Ave.

The town closed on the property Oct. 15, after the owner, Dish Realty, agreed not to contest the town’s decision to acquire the property, which is  north of the Long Island Rail Road station, through eminent domain.

In September, the board approved the appropriation of $535,000 to purchase the former automotive shop for the appraised value of the property.

The town will next move to demolish the property with plans to replace it with a 10,800-square foot mixed-use building. The demolition is expected to happen at the end of November.

The town will use $1.17 million from a state grant to demolish and redevelop the property. A developer will be responsible for the rest of the project’s $3.5-million cost. The town expects to issue a request for proposals for a developer early next year. 

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