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Nov 1, 2016 11:43 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

First Hearing On 'The Hills' Application Set For Monday In East Quogue

Nov 1, 2016 5:32 PM

The first in a series of public hearings focusing on the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed luxury golf course resort targeting nearly 600 acres in East Quogue will be held this Monday, November 7, in the hamlet’s elementary school on Central Avenue.

The hearing, which begins at 6 p.m., will be the community’s first opportunity to offer feedback on the 473-page document that focuses on the potential environmental impact of the project, called “The Hills at Southampton,” to the Southampton Town Board.

Town officials have previously stated that additional hearings on the massive document will be scheduled, though, as of earlier this week, dates had not yet been finalized.

The developer behind the project, Arizona-based Discovery Land Company, wants to build 118 residential units and an 18-hole golf course on 168 acres near Spinney Road in East Quogue. The units would include 95 single-family homes, 13 clubhouse cabins and 10 clubhouse condominiums. The developer plans to leave the remaining land as open space.

In order for the application to be approved, the Town Board must approve special zoning, called a planned development district, or PDD, as all of the targeted land is now 5-acre residential zoning—the most restrictive in the municipality.

The first hurdle in the process was getting the Town Board to accept the study, dubbed a draft environmental impact statement, or DEIS, for the project, which targets the largest tract of undeveloped land on the South Fork. The study was deemed complete by the board on October 11 and released to the public a short time later.

Copies of the adopted study can be viewed on the town’s website, www.southamptontownny.gov, and hard copies can be picked up during normal operating hours from the Southampton Town clerk’s office at Town Hall, the town clerk annex on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, or the Westhampton Free Library in Westhampton Beach.

Depending on the concerns aired at this Monday night’s hearing, Town Planner Kyle Collins said the town can request that the developer alter parts of the document for the final environmental impact statement.

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