The Smithtown planning board has approved a new Hess station near the Sunken Meadow Parkway in Commack, according to a Newsday report.
The Hess will move into the vacant property on the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Harned Road formerly occupied by a Shell station. The space was included on a to be addressed by the Town of Smithtown back in June.
The Hess station will not only feature gas pumps, but also a minimart, which is why a zoning change was needed from the board before construction could begin.
Some residents and a nearby business owner voiced their opposition to the planning board, citing concerns of traffic congestion. The owner of Gasoline Heaven says the added competition will put them out of business.
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Smithtown Board Clears Way for Gas Station l Newsday.com