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Jul 28, 2014 4:05 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

CVS Files For Special Exception Permit To Develop On Montauk Highway In Bridgehampton

Jul 28, 2014 5:01 PM

BNB Ventures IV, the owner of the controversial planned site for a CVS pharmacy on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, has filed an application for a special exception permit with the Town of Southampton to develop the store.

The property owner already has a 25-year lease agreement with CVS to site the store on ts parcel at 2510 Montauk Highway.

If granted, the application would allow CVS to develop a 9,000-square-foot store, exceeding the current zoning limit of 5,000 square feet, according to Town Planning and Development Administrator Kyle Collins.

The application has been anticipated by Bridgehampton residents opposed to the plan, who have urged officials to deny it once submitted.

Bridgehampton residents have recently protested against the CVS being built at the intersection of Montauk Highway, Lumber Lane, Ocean Road and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, as they believe it would cause issues at what is already a busy and troublesome intersection.

“Almost anything on that corner is going to create a serious traffic and parking problem,” Leonard Davenport, a member of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee, has said. “What we want the town to do is to understand how strongly the community feels about this.”

The Bridgehampton CAC was scheduled to meet on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the community room at Bridgehampton National Bank on Montauk Highway to further discuss the application.

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"The property owner already has a 25-year lease agreement with CVS to site the store on ts parcel at 2510 Montauk Highway."

This is misleading - the agreement is almost certainly contingent upon approvals. If the application is denied, CVS won't be stuck with the lease
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jul 28, 14 5:56 PM
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bnb ventures.. bridgehampton nationl bank?
By blackduck1 (20), southampton on Jul 29, 14 12:43 AM
And with this insidiously written story, this newspaper continues it's sad tradition of bias against business. The word "develop" as used here is purely alarmist. The building itself is already approved and will exist in any event. What "use" ultimately occupies the space is the only issue that remains. Let the owner make his case in front of the planning board. FYI, the NY Court of Appeals has ruled decades ago that Special Exception Uses in NY State are as a "matter of right" IF all the criteria ...more
By Zorro (66), Southampton on Jul 29, 14 1:49 AM
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