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Sep 27, 2017 1:04 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Will Permit Canoe Place Inn Developer To Tap SCWA Wells

Sep 27, 2017 1:06 PM

The Southampton Town Board has signed off on a plan that allows the developers looking to build 37 townhouses on the eastern side of the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays to tap Suffolk County Water Authority mains to solve their water pressure issues.

Assistant Town Planner Janice Scherer told board members during Tuesday night’s meeting that the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement filed last month by R Squared Development LLC, a division of Rechler Equity Partners LLC—the firm behind the Canoe Place Inn planned development district—addresses all of the concerns raised in a lawsuit filed by neighbors who oppose the condominiums.

Acting on Ms. Scherer’s recommendation, the board approved the document 5-0.

The DSEIS gives the developer permission to tap two Suffolk County Water Authority mains in order to increase pressure levels on the eastern side of the canal. One main is located on Oakhurst Road in Hampton Bays, while the other is near the three-way intersection of Hillover Road East, Peconic Road and Montauk Highway that sits on the Hampton Bays-Shinnecock Hills border, according to officials.

The developers, who note in the document that they are willing to pay for the estimated $180,000 cost of the line extensions, need to increase the supply of water on the canal’s eastern banks to meet fire response requirements.

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Great idea to loop both mains, will benefit all residents...
By knitter (1604), Southampton on Sep 28, 17 3:47 PM
Let's get this going. No more delays..
By Tomjulie (43), Hampton Bays on Sep 28, 17 6:42 PM
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