Smithtown town officials have given a Commack shopping center approval to expand and bring new stores to the local area.
Smithtown Town Board voted unanimously to approve PJ Venture Land Developer's plans to expand the Cosentino Commerce Center off Henry Street by more than 20,000 square feet at Tuesday's board meeting.
PJ Venture plans to expand the shopping center by 27,022 square feet by using the floor space within one of its existing second-story buildings. This will allow the developers to lease space to and open new stores on the second floor, according to Smithtown Planning Department Staff.
The real estate developer also requested a variance to reduce the number of mandatory parking spaces under town code, from 2,995 down to 2,578. This request was approved by Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals in July.
ShopRite opened its largest store on Long Island, spanning 72,000-square-feet, inside the the Cosentino Commerce Center in January 2011. It's one of several megastores inside the Commack shopping center.
Other recent additions to the shopping center include The Tile Shop, which sells tiles for both professionals and do-it-yourself homeowners, which opened next to Shop Rite in February 2012.
We'd like to ask: What new stores would you like to see within the Cosentino Commerce Center? Do you fear more stores would create parking or traffic issues?
Tell us in the comments below.