Work is underway again in front of 1000 New York Ave. in Huntington Station.
The town project will create a pedestrian plaza at the property between Olive and Henry Streets.
An abandoned auto shop, long an eyesore along New York Avenue, was demolished last March as part of the revitalization plan for Huntington Station. The town acquired the building the previous year through eminent domain after it had sat empty for a decade.
The redevelopment is part of a bigger plan that includes the town’s construction of a pedestrian plaza in front of the parcel at New York Avenue and Olive Street. The town secured a $1.17 million State Restore NY Communities grant to assist in the demolition and construction of a 10,800-square foot mixed-use, retail and residential building.
A pawn shop moved into the row of shops at the address, after a barbershop moved over one spot.