The Concerned Citizen of Hampton Bays are reporting on their Facebook Page that they have garnered 150 signatures on a online petition that opposes the conversion of the Hampton Bays-based Tiana Pines Motel into an apartment complex.
The petition, the group said, will be delivered to the Town of Southampton Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. during a hearing on an application submitted by the owners of Tiana Pines that requests permission for the conversion.
The Concerned Citizens, which formed, in 2012, have long-been fighting the conversion project and retained Eric Bregman, of Farrell Fritz, P.C., to represent their interests.
Their main argument is that the apartments will add to the hamlet's density problem, which places a burden on the school district.
The owners of Tiana Pines, Domenico and Vincenza Iadevaia of Carle Place, however, contend, according to a report on 27east, that "the actions of town officials over the years—particularly, the renewing of building permits and the issuing of COs" gives them the right to use the property as an apartment complex.
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