TD Bank has submitted site plans Sept. 16 to take over Party Hardy's storefront at 60 Main Street in Kings Park. The national has proposed razing the current building to build a 2,500-square-foot center it claims will benefit local residents.
"... TD Bank will be replacing a large functionally obsolete building with a relatively small building, while at the same time creating additional parking within the downtown area," reads TD Bank's application.
The proposed plans designed by Ronkonkoma-based Bohler Engineering outline a 2,560 square-foot banking center with walk-in ATM, a night deposit drop and two drive-thru lanes.
TD Bank has requested 9 variances from Smithtown's Board of Zoning Approval in order to move forward with the project:
- reduce the minimum front yard from 10 feet to 0 feet for the canopy
- reduce the minimum parking setback of the lot from 6 feet to 1 feet
- reduce the buffer yard set back to adjoining residence district from 50 feet to 1 feet
- reduce the 10 foot wide protective planting strip from 10 feet to 7 feet (along the southwest lot line)
- allow a structure to be erected over a hight above curb level in excess of two feet
- reduce the minimum required truck loading spaces from 1 to 0
- reduced the minimum required parking spaces from 18 to 15
- increase the maximum number of ground signs from 1 to 3
- increase the maximum permitted height of a wall sign from 15 feet to 20 feet
If approved, TD Bank would raze the existing Party Hardy store and build from the ground up. The property at 60 Main Street is owned by the Tanzi family of Kings Park.
TD Bank did not respond to requests for further information about this application or their plans for Kings Park. It has nearby branches in Commack, Hauppauge, East Northport, Northport, and Smithtown.
TD Bank claims to be "one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S.," according to its website, with branches along the East Coast spanning from Maine to Florida.