Southampton Association’s 6 point Zoning Plan for Southampton Village

1.   Reduce the height of houses in the smaller zones

 Lot size of less than 20,000 sq. ft – maximum height 30 ft.

Lot size of 20,000 to less than 40,000 – Maximum height of 33 ft.

Over 40,000 – remains at a maximum height of 35 ft.

(7 feet less in each category for a flat roof)

2.   Reduce Maximum Lot Coverage

Reduce maximum coverage formula to 14% of lot size + 1,250 sq. ft. (currently 1,500 sq. ft.)

Include all impermeable surfaces regardless of materials.

3.  Reduce Gross Floor Area of the Primary Structure

Reduce maximum Gross Floor area formula of the primary structure to 12% of lot size + 1,400 sq. ft.

Include ½ of garage and all of 3rd story.

4.   Adjust pyramid regulation

45 degree angle pyramid shall be calculated from the higher of Base Flood Elevation (BFE) or natural grade (NG). Currently, we add 5 ft. to BFE or NG before starting the pyramid.

5.   Clarify Parking requirements

Adopt Suffolk County definition of a bedroom.

Parking space must be a minimum of 10 ft. X 17 ft.

Each space must be accessible to the street without moving cars.

Reduce front and side yard set-back to permit more on-site parking.

6.   Require a Certificate of Completion

Applicant, builder and architect must sign a certificate attesting that the project has been completed as per plans on file at the Village building department before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

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