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Apr 3, 2015 9:57 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Planning Board Adopts Scoping Plan For North Sea Day Camp

Apr 3, 2015 11:15 AM

The Southampton Town Planning Board has adopted a scoping document for a proposal that seeks to convert a tennis camp in North Sea into a fully functioning day camp.

Adopted last Thursday, March 26, the document included comments from more than a dozen people who spoke at a public hearing in early March objecting to the proposal, stating, among other things, that the increase in intensity will create additional noise, harm their quality of life, and further pollute nearby Little Fresh Pond, which is already flagged as a threatened water body by the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The scoping document will be included in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Planning officials are still compiling the document, and the board most likely will review it later this month.

The 17.4-acre camp, officially known as Southampton Racquet Club and Camp, is owned by Jay Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is seeking renovations and upgrades, as well as the change of use for his property. He wants to keep seven of 10 tennis courts, as well as the other sports courts, and add two pools, upping the number on the property to three.

Residents who spoke at last month’s hearing were concerned about the potential increase in both campers and noise, as well as the camp’s potential impact on the environment.

Public Hearing Set For
Tuckahoe Subdivision

Members of the public will have their chance to weigh in on a proposed 28-lot subdivision in Tuckahoe at the Southampton Town Planning Board’s hearing on Thursday, April 23.

The plan, known as Rosko Farms, calls for 28 single-family homes on 34.2 acres split between two lots on Magee Street and Tuckahoe Lane. The larger of the two lots, owned by Constantine Rosko of Water Mill, sits at 195 Magee Street and totals about 21 acres, according to town documents. The other property, which abuts the Rosko property and stretches west to Tuckahoe Lane, measures about 13 acres and is owned by Kamicutico LLC. The Long Island Rail Road tracks mark the northern border of both lots.

The combined properties could accommodate up to 34 homes, according to its current zoning, but the application calls for 29 total lots and 28 single-family homes.

Last month, the board hired Dunn Engineering Associates P.C. of Westhampton Beach to conduct a report focusing on the traffic patterns and potential impacts of the project. That study has not yet been completed. The report, however, will be included on the State Environmental Quality Review of the subdivision application, which is still in the preliminary stages.

Ironworks Business
In Holding Pattern

A proposal to construct a 3,600-square-foot building in Riverside to house an ironworks business was deemed incomplete by the Southampton Town Planning Board last Thursday, March 26.

The applicant, True Art Ironworks LLC, had questions for the board about clearing restrictions for the half-acre property on Flanders Road. The property is zoned light industrial and the proposal does not call for a change of zone.

The board will revisit the application and discuss parking and layout plans later this month.

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