Glen Oaks Club seeks to rebuild staff dorm destroyed by fire

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Glen Oaks Club seeks to rebuild staff dorm destroyed by fire
Peter Cinquemani with Emilio Susa Architect, Inc. of Jericho gives Old Westbury Board of Trustees members a copy of a rendering for the potential new dormitory at Glen Oaks Club. (Photo by Amelia Camurati)

Glen Oaks Club officials are working to replace a staff dormitory that was destroyed in a fire in October, but will need to meet with more Old Westbury boards.

A fire destroyed in October a staff home on the Glen Oaks Club grounds in Old Westbury. (Photo courtesy of Nassau County Fire Service Academy)

During the Village of Old Westbury Board of Trustees meeting Monday, project manager Peter Cinquemani with Emilio Susa Architect Inc. of Jericho presented the plans for a new two-story staff dormitory to replace the destroyed one.

Cinquemani said the proposed structure would be about 4,980 square feet with a first-floor footprint of 2,459 square feet and have 10 bedrooms.

The proposed version is larger than the destroyed dormitory, which was 2,350 square feet with a 1,375 first-floor footprint and had six bedrooms.

“The building, even though it’s a commercial dormitory, we’ve tried to keep it more like a residential structure so it looks more like the neighborhood buildings,” Cinquemani said. “We’re trying to be very unobtrusive.”

Plans displayed by project manager Peter Cinquemani show the proposed two-story dormitory structure at Glen Oaks Club. (Photo by Amelia Camurati)

Cinquemani said the building setback was planned for 75 feet, the minimum allowable in the village, and Mayor Fred Carillo asked if the new structure would be closer to the property line than the previous structure. Cinquemani said he did not have the number available at the meeting but said the proposed structure would cover the entire footprint of the original structure.

“There’s an existing road that runs to the house, and the way the property is graded, there’s a large hill,” Cinquemani said. “We’re kind of stuck between that existing road and pushing the house into that hill. We tried to keep a happy medium.”

Carillo recommended the matter be moved to the village’s Planning Board and Architectural Review Board but said he has no problems with the proposed structure.

In other business, trustees awarded a bid to Metro Paving LLC of West Babylon for the annual road improvement project, which has begun on Andover Road and Valley Road.

Trustees also awarded bids to Hinck Electrical Contractor Inc. in Bohemia for the electrical construction for $504,900 and Philip Ross Industries Inc. of Melville for the plumbing construction for $602,000 for the completion of Well No. 7.

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