More than 250 Nesconset residents showed their opposition to proposed plans to build a Sonic on the corner of Middle County Road and Alexander Avenue on Tuesday night.
on proposed Sonic plans to express concerns the site location would generate heavy traffic, noise, smell and litter in their neighborhood.
The proposed 4.5 acre site, shared with Ragazzi Italian Restaurant, is currently heavily wooded. Serota Smithtown LLC has promised a maintain a 57-foot wide buffer of trees and vegetation between Sonic and the neighboring residents to the south, off Dover Hill Drive, if given prermission to building. The proposed plans also include planting of additional 6-foot, 7-foot tall evergreen trees.
However, Smithtown Board of Zoning appeals and residents asked the developer if Sonic had considered other sites away from residential homes, such as the former Houlihans and four acres of land next to the Checker's on Route 347.
What, if any, is your biggest concern about the proposed Sonic in Nesconset?