A scaled down plan for a shopping center anchored by a supermarket in Tuckahoe is being met with ire by the Southampton-Shinnecock Hills-Tuckahoe Citizens Advisory Committee just as the first iteration of the plan did.
For the committee, the controversy speaks to a larger issue than one shopping center — it is about traffic and congestion in their community and on County Road 39, Southampton's primary thoroughfare.
Members of the committee, who are appointed by the Town Board, say that the supermarket plan contradicts a draft study of the County Road 39 corridor that aims to improve traffic flow and quality of development on the corridor, including design guidelines, gateways, pedestrian crossings and more greenery.
Another supermarket proposal in Westhampton Beach also made headlines this week as Westhampton developer Andrew Mendelson petition to change zoning on property he owns on Old Riverhead road so he can build a new supermarket. So far, the village board has refused his requests.
As news of a heats up, East Hampton Patch took a look at local residency requirements, which is especially important since is underway in local schools.
New York law says that a person over 5 years old and under 21 years old is entitled to attend public school in the district where that person resides, but to establish that means keeping track of your paperwork. Read the rest of the article by .
Southampton-based developer Ed Broidy will have to meet with members of the Southold Town Architectural Review Committee before members of the will again review his plans for a three-store shopping center proposed for Pike Street in Mattituck.
Broidy’s plans for a 2,475 square-foot mix-use building consisting of two storefronts for a retail store and a restaurant to be built on about a quarter-acre parcel on the north side of Pike Street just east of Love Lane have been before the Planning Board since 2010. Broidy’s company, T.K. Alpha, bought the small parcel in 2009.
At a Planning Board work session on Monday, Town Planner Brian Cummings read Broidy what the architectural review committee wanted changed in his current proposed design for the shopping center: a redesign that would fit in with the character of the small hamlet, constructed with maritime material — Broidy’s current brick design was deemed too urban by the committee, Cummings said. To read the rest of the story, click here.
A site plan application for the Canoe Place Inn property in Hampton Bays was officially submitted to the Town of Southampton on Feb. 23, according to Jim Morgo, spokesman for the developers, .
The application was originally anticipated to be submitted in October 2011, but was stalled due to ongoing "internal issues."
The site plan includes plans for the restoration of Canoe Place, which sits on 5.8 acres, as well as for the construction of a residential planned development district on the 7.2 acres of canal properties the Rechlers' own. Read the rest of the story by .
The Lady Blue Waves' dream basketball season came to an end Friday night in Troy at the hands of an undefeated Penfield Patriots squad with a 67-49 loss.
One loss away from the state championship game, the Riverhead girls' hoops team still made it further than it ever had before, after taking its with a win over Baldwin last week.