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
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.
Note: A presentation by the engineering firm, H2M, was given at the Southampton Village Planning Commission meeting
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
JANUARY 4 PLANNING BOARD 5:30 P.M. (MONDAY)
JANUARY 7 PLANNING COMMISSION 5:00 P.M. (THURSDAY)
JANUARY 11 ARB/HISTORIC BOARD
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