IMAC gets big in Huntington (Will this be good?)

Marquee from Huntington IMAC shortly after it closed

KW: In my experience, bigger is usually not better, especially with art events. I also fear that this expansion of IMAC may create parking and traffic problems and impose on the local flavor of downtown Huntington. The parking/shuttling plan is awfully complicated. We shall see…

(excerpt from) Newsday
Huntington board approves variance for IMAC parking
Originally published: September 3, 2010 6:39 PM
Updated: September 3, 2010 7:38 PM
by  Deborah S. Morris

The Huntington Zoning Board of  Appeals has approved, with conditions, a parking variance for a group of investors seeking to transform the former Inter-Media Art Center building in Huntington Village into a larger performing arts center.

The approval means Paramount Theater of Great Neck can proceed with its plan to expand the theater from 700 seats to 1,665.

A vote on the variance was delayed in July as the zoning board sought clarification on traffic and safety issues. The expansion request relied on existing parking spaces in town lots to meet minimum parking space requirements. The current IMAC design has 272 parking spaces; the proposed design requires 438…

Another article, over at Long Island Business News, gives other details about the proposed new IMAC:

A group of mostly Long Island investors will partner with concert promoter LiveNation

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