A public hearing on the proposed QuickChek convenience and gas station proposal for Bayport is on the Town of Islip Planning Board agenda for Thursday, Dec. 5.
The board hearings begin at 7:30 p.m. at town hall in Islip.
As reported by Patch in mid October, the NY-NJ metro-based
gas station-food market chain has filed two applications for a special permit
to operate a gas station and a special permit to operate a convenience store at
the southwest corner of Snedecor Avenue and Montauk Highway in Bayport.
QuickChek’s applications were initially scheduled for a planning board public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 24 but the company requested an adjournment to the board’s Dec. 5 meeting, according to town officials.
The site now houses a home, a transmission business and auto sales. QuickChek is proposing a 6,584-square-foot building with 14 indoor seats and eight outdoor seats and eight fuel pumps.
Company officials presented their plan at a Bayport Civic Association meeting on November 19, and feedback was clear: local residents are not in favor of the proposal due to traffic concerns and potential impact on other local businesses selling gas and food items.
Yet QuickChek representatives appeared
undaunted by the feedback and believe the proposal will get approved by town
The project was slated to be QuickChek’s first Long Island location but the company has already had a public hearing before the town board on a Brentwood location as well.
QuickChek is a family-owned company founded in 1967 that runs more than 130 stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York, and employs more than 3,500 workers.
In addition to gas pump bays, the locations offer fresh dairy, sliced deli and fill-in grocery products in a local community superette format, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner takeout and catering services. Stores also offer a full pharmacy service.
According to its website, proposed locations for a QuickChek gas station/store require at least two acres, traffic of 25,000 cars daily, a corner property with signal intersection, room for a 5,400 to 7,000 square foot building and at least 40-car parking capacity as well as 24-hour operation use.The gas station/convenience store would be substantially bigger than the Hess station located in Bayport just west on Montauk Highway.