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