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Sep 13, 2018 2:04 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Officials To Present Hampton Bays Overlay District Form-Based Code

Sep 17, 2018 10:21 AM

Southampton Town officials plan to update the community on the code guidelines that will be allowed for the new Hampton Bays overlay district and revitalization project.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue.

The town’s long-range planning staff, along with consultants Nelson Pope and Voorhis, will present an update on the form-based code, which regulates what can and cannot be built when the new downtown overlay district is implemented, and a market analysis.

Last year, a survey was completed by members of the Hampton Bays community asking what they wanted to see when their downtown area is redeveloped. The results showed that residents wanted to see a hamlet that is vibrant, that features large sidewalks for pedestrians and retains its small-town charm.

The results of the survey were revealed for the first time in January 2017. The meeting was led by members of the town’s Planning Department and representatives of Historical Concepts Architecture and Planning, the Georgia-based architect hired to help the town create a “pattern book”—an illustrated guide for potential property owners and architects to see what type of businesses and buildings, including design elements and allowable heights, the community thinks would benefit the neighborhood.

The Hampton Bays overlay district includes the stretch of Montauk Highway from Good Ground Road in the south to Good Ground Park in the north, and runs from Springville Road to Ponquogue Avenue going west to east. Currently, the entire area is zoned for village business use, but the new overlay zones would open new business opportunities. In December 2015, the board approved a similar overlay district, known as the Riverside Action Plan, in the hamlet of Riverside as part of ongoing revitalization efforts in that community.

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This should be on page one, why is it buried??
By HamptonDad (175), Hampton Bays on Sep 14, 18 2:00 PM