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Residents pack public hearing on proposal to build hotel at site of old bowling alley in Patchogue

Some residents said they are concerned about the location, proposed size of the hotel, the noise and traffic it could bring and the potential impact on the environment.

News 12 Staff

Feb 6, 2024, 10:34 AM

Updated 159 days ago

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There were so many people at the Village Hall in Patchogue for a public hearing about a plan to transform the old bowling alley on West Avenue into a hotel that the crowd spilled out into the hallway. 
Developers want to build a six-story, 116-room hotel that would also include a rooftop bar, spa, and apartments.
Some residents said they are concerned about the location, proposed size of the hotel, the noise and traffic it could bring and the potential impact on the environment.
"Right on the river, six stories high, the sewage and the environmental issues are what really concern me the most," said Virginia Farrell 
The Village mayor said he is working to ease residents' concerns.
"We need to invest in Patchogue, it's about investment, it's about property values," said mayor Paul Pontieri.
Not everyone is against the plan.
One man going into the public hearing was asked whether he was for or against the hotel being built and he told News 12, "they should build it."
Pontieri said there is a lengthy process before any plans would be decided on or approved.
No decision was made at Tuesday night's hearing and no vote was taken.


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