Category Archives: Southampton Town

Letter to Southampton Press re: rezoning of North Sea Road

TO: Joseph Shaw, Editor, The Southampton Press

FROM: Rainer Greeven, Chairman, Executive Committee -Southampton Association

Dear Mr. Shaw,

The Southampton Association was pleased to re-engage the nationally recognized retail consultant Bob Gibbs to review his 2013 Study as it relates to the recent proposal to introduce retail as an additional use along North Sea Road.  Mr. Gibbs makes 4 main points in his argument against the retail overlay in his executive summary:

TRAFFIC: traffic alone should

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Study on Rezoning of North Sea Road by Gibbs Planning Group

North Sea Road Commercial Study by Gibbs Planning Group, made at the request of the Southampton Association, August 2016.

Background

Gibbs Planning Group has been asked by the Southampton Association to review the proposed rezoning of the North Sea Road to permit retail and restaurant land uses, as recommended in the Nelson, Pope and Voohis, LLC (NPV) March 3, 2016 report.  This memorandum is intended to provide an independent third part professional planning opinion of NPV’s findings and

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Southampton Association Awards Two Scholarships to local students

Southampton Association Awards Two Scholarships to local students

Southampton Association Scholarship

Two 2016 Southampton High School graduates were given the Southampton Association Scholarship in Memory of Arthur B. Schoen, Jr. Both will receive a grant of $4,000 for each year of college.  It is one of the largest single local scholarships and has been helping graduates of Southampton High School for over twenty years.

Shown are Ariel Tello who will attend the University of Rochester, Bruce R. Bockmann, a member of the Southampton Association Board, and Maria

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Village Meeting Minutes – November and December 2015

The main topic of conversation during November and December was the proposed Sewer District.  In addition, after interviews with the Planning Commission, a North Fork Architect/Planner was selected by the Trustees to review various formulas, including gross floor area and lot coverage, which the Association identified in its “6 point plan” as needing change.

Earlier this  year, an initial report was prepared by H2M Architects and Engineers of Huntington outlining the creation of a

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Presentation on Village Sewer Treatment-Drainage Plan

The Southampton Village Planning Commission held another presentation on the the proposed sewer district on January 7th.   The Commission was originally going to prepare its recommendations for the Village Board regarding the sewer district proposal at this week’s meeting, but the discussion will remain ongoing for now.

http://southamptonvillage.org/vidDisplay.asp?vidtype=board

Note:   A presentation by the engineering firm, H2M, was given at the Southampton Village Planning Commission meeting

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2016 Schedule of Southampton Village Board Meetings

Here is the schedule of the 2016 Southampton Village Meetings for Trustee, Planning Board, Architectural Review and Historic Preservation (ARB), Planning Commission and Zoning Boards.

VILLAGE OF SOUTHAMPTON

YEAR 2016

JANUARY  4             PLANNING BOARD                        5:30 P.M. (MONDAY)

JANUARY  7             PLANNING COMMISSION           5:00 P.M. (THURSDAY)

JANUARY 11           ARB/HISTORIC BOARD           

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Tuckahoe Shopping Center Zone Change Voted Down by Suffolk County Planning Commission

The Suffolk County Planning Commission has voted against a proposed Tuckahoe Shopping Center zone change application by a vote of 8-5.  The vote which took place on December 2nd does not stop the shopping center proposal but it does mean that the Southampton Town Board will need four out of five board members to approve the zone change application.   The plan had included a 40,000 sq. ft. supermarket on Magee Street and a 15,000 sq. food shopping center.

Major applications, including the Tuckahoe

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Suffolk County and Southampton Town Voting Results

Voting Results from November 3rd. 

Jay Schneiderman (Democrat and Independence parties) won the election to  Southampton Town Supervisor, defeating Village Trustee Richard Yastrzemski (R)

Christine Scalera (R) was voted in again for the Southampton Town Board

John Bouvier (D) was elected to fill the 2nd opening on the Board.

They will serve on the Board with Stan Glinka (R) and Brad Bender (D).

Southampton Town Trustees

The following were re-elected as Trustees:

Scott Horowitz

Bill Pell

Eric Schultz

Ed

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Village Meeting Minutes – July and August 2015

After 2 months of review, analysis and debate, the Trustees unanimously approved 2 new zoning laws on July 21st.  The first reduced the height of houses to no more than 30 feet on lots of less than 1/2 acre, and no more than 33 feet on lots from ½ to less than 1 acre in size.  The second new zoning law clarified the definition of a parking space and adopted the Suffolk County definition of a bedroom.  This will ensure that residential parking will not be forced onto the streets,

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Village Meeting Minutes – May and June 2015 and Association’s 6 point Zoning Plan

At the May 14th meeting of the village trustees, Jay Diesing presented the Southampton Association’s six point plan for zoning reform. The basics of the proposal are as follows (Full description attached):

  1. Reduce the height of houses in the smaller zones
  2. Reduce Maximum Lot Coverage
  3. Reduce Gross Floor Area of the Primary Structure
  4. Adjust pyramid regulation to start at natural grade
  5. Clarify and standardize parking requirements
  6. Require a Certificate of Completion attesting to compliance

Many Village residents are concerned about the impact these oversized houses are having on our community – which include changing the ambiance of our neighborhoods, forcing out local residents, and creating unsafe street parking, among other issues. By the June 11th meeting, specific

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