Lowe's submitted a revised plan to build a store at the site Tuesday, after about the company's expansion in Commack.
Newsday reports the home improvement retailer submitted a plan to construct a building of more than 100,000 square feet on the vacant property, calling it a "major step" in the company's committment to building the new store. Lowe's also paid a $50,000 site-plan fee.
Smithtown Town Planning Director Frank DeRubeis said the payment of the fee erases any uncertainty over Lowe's plans to build in Commack.
“That’s a good sign because it shows that they’re serious,” DeRubeis said.
Lowe's announced its plans to buy the Commack Multiplex for $13 million as part of a 20-acre parcel in May 2010. But the company’s plans became uncertain last fall when it a store in Huntington Station and announced plans to close 20 underperforming stores in 15 states.
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