Liberty Gardens Affordable Housing Hearing Draws Crowd - 27 East

Liberty Gardens Affordable Housing Hearing Draws Crowd

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It was standing room only at Tuesday night's Southampton Town Board meeting.   DANA SHAW

It was standing room only at Tuesday night's Southampton Town Board meeting. DANA SHAW

The Southampton Town Board listens to comments from the public regarding Liberty Gardens.  DANA SHAW

The Southampton Town Board listens to comments from the public regarding Liberty Gardens. DANA SHAW

Southampton Village Board members Bill Manger, Gina Arresta and Roy Stevenson.   DANA SHAW

Southampton Village Board members Bill Manger, Gina Arresta and Roy Stevenson. DANA SHAW

Southampton Village Board member Bill Manger speaks at Tuesday night's Southampton Town Board meeting.    DANA SHAW

Southampton Village Board member Bill Manger speaks at Tuesday night's Southampton Town Board meeting. DANA SHAW

Linda Ashcraft speaks at Tuesday night's Southampton Town Board meeting.  DANA SHAW

Linda Ashcraft speaks at Tuesday night's Southampton Town Board meeting. DANA SHAW

Busses brought residents of the developer's other apartment complexes to speak in support of the project.   KITTY MERRILL

Busses brought residents of the developer's other apartment complexes to speak in support of the project. KITTY MERRILL

A standing room only crowd packed  Town Hall, spilling into the hallway,  to weigh in on the Liberty Gardens affordable housing project proposed for Southampton.    KITTY MERRILL

A standing room only crowd packed Town Hall, spilling into the hallway, to weigh in on the Liberty Gardens affordable housing project proposed for Southampton. KITTY MERRILL

Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren and Deputy Mayor Gina  Arresta attended on behalf of village residents.   KITTY MERRILL

Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren and Deputy Mayor Gina Arresta attended on behalf of village residents. KITTY MERRILL

Supporters and opponents both hoisted signs.   KITTY MERRILL

Supporters and opponents both hoisted signs. KITTY MERRILL

Lorraine Allston speaks at the Southampton Town Board meeting on Tuesday night.  DANA SHAW

Lorraine Allston speaks at the Southampton Town Board meeting on Tuesday night. DANA SHAW

Kitty Merrill on Oct 26, 2022
Thirty minutes before the Town Board hearing on the proposed Liberty Gardens affordable housing development was to begin on Tuesday, October 25, a line was already snaking down the steps... more

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