Tuckahoe Center Public Hearing In Front Of Town Board Set For Tuesday Tuckahoe Center Public Hearing In Front Of Town Board Set For Tuesday - 27 East

Real Estate News

Real Estate News / 1404113

Tuckahoe Center Public Hearing In Front Of Town Board Set For Tuesday

authormy27east on Jan 18, 2017

Southampton Town Board members will hold a public hearing next week on a change of zone application that, if approved, would allow the construction of a new shopping center along County Road 39 in Tuckahoe.

The hearing on the proposed Tuckahoe Center is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, at Town Hall and expected to draw a large crowd. The meeting comes less than two months after the Suffolk County Planning Commission reversed course and endorsed the proposed change of zone, meaning that only a simple majority of the Town Board is required to approve the plans filed by developer Robert Morrow.

Previously, Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said the board would not be voting on the application at Tuesday’s hearing even though it is allowed to do so.

The application seeks to alter the zoning on three adjoining properties, totaling 7.26 acres and situated along the southeastern side of County Road 39, from highway business to shopping center business zoning. The change is needed to permit the proposed construction of a 38,000-square-foot supermarket and an additional 14,500 square feet of commercial space in three additional buildings on the property.

It is unclear which Town Board members support the project, as they have not yet discussed the center as a group, according to Mr. Schneiderman. When pressed, he said he still has not made up his mind.

“I don’t like to go into a public hearing with my mind made up; otherwise there’s really no point in having a public hearing,” he said. “I remain open to hearing what the public has to say and I’ll take those comments and do some additional research and, ultimately, render a decision from my perspective on whether it’s worthy of a zone change.”

Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera, who stated she was opposed to the supermarket plans when she ran for reelection in 2015, said this week that she still has concerns about the proposal—issues that, she says, have not been thoroughly addressed by the applicant.

“Nothing has changed my position so far,” Ms. Scalera said. “I was not supportive of it at the time and I have not seen anything that has belayed my concerns at this point. As always I remain deliberative, so I will listen to the public and we’ll take it from there.”

The application recently gained the approval of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, which voted in favor of the zoning change 9-6 in spite of a plea to reject the application from Barbara Roberts, a longtime Sag Harbor resident who immediately resigned from the commission after last month’s vote. A rejection by the commission would have required that four out of the five Town Board members, known as a supermajority, approve Mr. Morrow’s application.

You May Also Like:

Hamptons Real Estate Association Launches Listings Website, Competes With Zillow Group’s Out East

Some of the top real estate firms in the Hamptons have collaborated on a new ... 10 Dec 2019 by Brendan J. O’Reilly

Sagaponack’s Zip Code Ranked Second Most Expensive, Again

Sagaponack’s 11962 has once again ranked as the second most expensive zip code in the ... by Staff Writer

Amagansett Sale Tops $5 Million

A south of the highway Amagansett property with a 6,275-square-foot home and a pool house ... 6 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer

Water Mill Estate Sells For $14 Million, Discounted Nearly $11 Million

A Water Mill estate on a 1.46-acre peninsula fronting Meyer’s Pond and overlooking Mecox Bay ... 5 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer

Community Preservation Fund Revenue Down 22 Percent So Far This Year

Revenues for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund during the first 10 months of the year are down 22 percent compared to the same period last year, according to New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. Each of the five East End towns maintains its own CPF, funded through a 2 percent real estate transfer tax. Altogether, the towns collected just $63.35 million from January to October 2019, while $81.27 million was brought in during those months in 2018. Every month so far in 2019 has underperformed 2018, Mr. Thiele noted. October revenues were $5.15 million, down from ... 3 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer

New State Law Allows Development Rights To Move Inland From Flood-Prone Areas

To aid in the relocation of development from areas at high risk of flood to areas with lower risk, a new state law authorizes the owners of flood-prone properties to transfer their development rights inland. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. of Sag Harbor was the prime sponsor of the legislation that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law last month. Under the law, land identified as at risk from sea-level rise, flooding and storm surge, and land on steep slopes, will be eligible to send development rights to land that is better suited to development. Transfer of development rights, or TDR, ... by Staff Writer

New Requirements For Landlords, And Rights For Tenants, Laid Out

Tenant’s rights advocates have hailed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which ... 25 Nov 2019 by Brendan J. OReilly

Newsday Investigation Finds Some Long Island Real Estate Agents Engaged In Discriminatory Practices

A three-year Newsday investigation into how real estate agents on Long Island serve homebuyers of ... 23 Nov 2019 by Brendan J. O’Reilly

Mel Brooks And Anne Bancroft’s Former Southampton Beach Cottage Sells For $5 Million

The Southampton home that once, briefly, belonged to comedian and director Mel Brooks and his ... 21 Nov 2019 by Staff Writer

Neighboring Landowners Object As Sagaponack Farm Proposes Deer Fence

The Fosters say the deer population has grown to the point that they have no ... 15 Nov 2019 by Brendan J. OReilly

Welcome to our new website!

To see what’s new, click “Start the Tour” to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
“contact/advertise” link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported