Doctor’s office expansion approved
Islip Town Hall

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Doctor’s office expansion approved

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
10/5/2017


SAYVILLE—At last week’s Islip Town change of zone meeting, the town board unanimously approved an application to permit and expand a mixed-use medical office building located on the southeast corner of Island Boulevard and Terry Road (285 Terry Road), one block south of Sunrise Highway.

The applicants – Gene Adamowicz and Amanda Russo-Adamowicz – sought to extend the building, which currently doubles as a residence and a chiropractor office facility.

“This is a home-based application,” said the attorney representing the applicant. “There is not going to be any change to the actual site at all…The applicants live there and will continue to live there with limited hours of operation, so it won’t be a nuisance to anyone [nearby].”

One neighboring resident, Robert Precha, came forward during the public comment portion and spoke favorably of the proposal to the board.

“I am in full support of the request for this expansion and professional upgrade to Amanda and Gene’s residence,” said Precha. “I have no objection whatsoever.”

“Thank you very much for your consideration,” responded supervisor Angie Carpenter. “I’m sure the doctors appreciate you taking the time to come out and be so supportive.”

Planning staff representative Sean Colgan said that the request was to “modestly expand” the medical office and living quarters, and that the department had officially recommended the request.

“Restricted covenants have been agreed to by the applicant which ensure that the type of office would not adversely impact the surrounding properties,” said Colgan.

The next Islip Town Board change of zone meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.