The long-mired 2-acre site of the former Bayport Transmission may finally have a new resident.
According to a representative of the Town of Islip, “There are permit applications on file for a new building for 7-Eleven, and a demolition permit was issued in March to demolish the existing structures on the property,” for the parcel on 736 Montauk Highway.
The site was originally to host a QuickCheck, a New Jersey-based gas station, and would be over 6,000 square feet.
The proposal for the QuickCheck was initially made in 2013, and residents of Bayport and the surrounding communities made their issues known, with the possible traffic of 300 cars per hour.
The Town of Islip rejected QuickCheck in 2015 after acquiescing to the community’s concern, but QuickCheck sued and received support from the New York State Supreme Court.
In June 2019, with a 5-0 vote, QuickCheck was approved for the Montauk Highway site.
Bohler Engineering, who developed the proposal for the 7-Eleven, was contacted for comment, but did not reply by time of print.
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