A planned two-story synagogue in Stony Brook has made
modifications to its plans including reducing the size to one-story.
The Merrin Chabad Center went before the Town of Brookhaven’s planning board earlier this month to request the modification. Plans were approved for the building in Sept. 2010.
Square footage of the building, which was planned at 33,873 square feet, will be reduced by nearly 15,000 square feet to 18,995. The center originally planned to have two stories and a basement, but will now be a one-story building with no basement. The overall height of the building has been reduced from a little over 33 feet to 26 feet.
Minor parking lot modifications have been made according to a town spokesperson, but the same quantity of parking will remain.
Rabbi Chaim Grossbaum told Patch in March of 2012 that the Chabad of Stony Brook, which is currently housed in Lake Grove, has essentially outgrown its facilities.
The building will be used as a place of worship, community gatherings, nursery school, and educational and recreational activities on close to nine acres of land on Nicolls Road in Stony Brook north of Sycamore Drive. The plans also features a swimming pool.
Plans for the building can be seen here.