Samara Realty is proposing to build a restaurant and a single family home on three empty parcels at the southwest corner of Montauk Highway and Brookfield Place in West Islip.
As Patch reported Wednesday, the project is on the Town of Islip zoning board agenda for Oct. 29.
The parcels are split zoned, with the front section zoned Business 1 and the back portion zoned Residence A, according to town officials.
At one point three retail businesses operated on the site, a florist, deli and pizza place. A fire in 2001 damaged 99 percent of the structures, according to the town.
The applicant wants to subdivide the property with the restaurant located on the front, north, part of the property closest to Montauk Highway. The highway setback proposed is 10 feet instead of the required 25 feet.
The parking area would be located behind the restaurant with a expanded buffer area of 47 feet over the required 25 feet and then a single family dwelling would be built on the remaining property.
The proposal was first presented at a planning board public hearing on June 13 and the board reserved decision.
According to the town the application must first get approval from the zoning board before the planning board can render a decision.
Zoning board public hearings, held at Town Hall, begin at 7:30 p.m.