Zoning OK Expected on Town Hall Hotel
On July 25th there will be a zoning board meeting in Huntington on the application of a special use permit, and a parking variance for Huntington Village Hotel Partners, LLC concerning the Old Town Hall building on Main Street and Stewart Avenue, Huntington. The Old Town Hall ceased operation as municipal offices in 1979.
On June 18th the builders were able to secure approval at a zoning board meeting to add the adjacent property that has the old police department building on it. The building will be demolished. The developer needs the square foot expansion for their plans to up the boutique hotel rooms from 55 to 80. Under the boutique hotel proposal, the addition would house the guest rooms while the original Neoclassical style building would contain the lobby, offices and lounge. The parking would be underneath the hotel guest rooms.
Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said, “With renewed interest in one of our Historic landmarks, the Old Town Hall being renovated into a boutique hotel will become a destination place of convenience in our great Town of Huntington.”
The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The beautiful building was built in 1910 by the prominent New York City architect, Julian Peabody. The Old Town Hall is in the historic district which also contains a church, a cemetery and an archeological site that reflect the village’s 1653 settlement.