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Nov 24, 2015 11:58 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Community Forum Scheduled For Proposed Speonk Workforce Housing Project

Nov 30, 2015 3:36 PM

A community forum to discuss a proposed workforce housing project in Speonk has been scheduled for December 2.

The project, which has not been presented to the Southampton Town Board and does not have an application on file yet, would potentially create 50 workforce housing units by targeting a mixed-use property in Speonk.

A similar project was first proposed by Jay Kopf. Now, with reduced density, the Southampton Town Housing Authority is also proposing workforce housing.

The 4.4-acre property, known locally as “the Castle,” is currently zoned both residential and business, and has been vacant for years.

The forum, scheduled for December 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School, will give Housing Authority Executive Director Curtis Highsmith, as well as developers David Gallo of Georgia Green Ventures, the opportunity to answer community members’ questions about the project.

-Erin McKinley

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Too much density for an area that has little commercial establishments to support. The Town is trying to push these projects as far west as possible to avoid confrontation. Wrong project at wrong location.
By The Real World (368), southampton on Dec 2, 15 8:19 AM
Speonk is not too far West. I work in Southampton but can't afford a house there. I don't need a place now but I'd settle for a house in Speonk any day and so would many co-workers. The Real World....
By lirider (284), Hampton Bays on Dec 2, 15 9:55 AM
lrider....read the article. Not houses. Apartments. On 4.4 acres you can put up 8 houses and make them affordable. You don't need 50 apartments. I am all for ownership not rentals. A lot more community responsibility goes along with it.
By The Real World (368), southampton on Dec 2, 15 12:29 PM
I don't see anything in the article that says they are rentals. We need workforce housing.
By tenn tom (250), remsenburg on Dec 2, 15 1:38 PM
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