Southampton Town Planning Board Sets Public Hearing For Sandy Hollow Cove Site Plan


The proposed Sandy Hollow Cove apartment complex in Tuckahoe will be up for a public hearing in front of the Southampton Town Planning Board on September 11.

The 28-unit affordable housing complex, which would sit on a 2.6-acre lot zoned for the Sandy Hollow Cove Residential Planned Development District, did not draw much discussion from the Planning Board at a meeting last Thursday, August 14, when it deemed the application complete.

The three-building complex is to include a sewage treatment facility, parking lot and landscaped area.

The designs have been slightly modified since they were first reviewed by the Town Board, according to Janice Scherer, a town planner. She noted that the changes, “made within the parameters of the law,” included moving one of the buildings from the east side of the property to fit behind the main building. There will be three buildings measuring 3,028 square feet, 4,435 square feet and 3,719 square feet. All of the apartments have been zoned under the PDD as affordable housing.

Ms. Scherer noted that since the units will be used for affordable housing, the developer, David Gallo, is eligible for a waiver of a planning application fee, which the developer has said he would reinvest in the property. Dennis Finnerty, chairman of the Planning Board, wanted to discuss that option with the Town Board before the Planning Board makes a decision. Waiving the fee, which would amount to about $15,000, would require a majority plus one vote from the Planning Board.

Medical Office Space

Approved In Hampton Bays

A plan to demolish and replace the Hampton Bays building that most recently housed Porky’s, and, before that, the Foggy Goggle bar, has been conditionally approved by the Planning Board.

The building, which has fallen into disrepair since its most recent owner vacated, will be demolished and replaced with a 9,800-square-foot, two-story building that will be used for medical offices and office space. Town Planner Anthony Trezza said it is not clear how many offices will be in the building; however, he did note that no more than 3,750 square feet can be used for medical office space.

The 1.27-acre lot will host 52 parking spaces and a Dumpster as well as the new building and a 620-square-foot storage garage in the back of the property.

The board granted conditional approval and noted a few last-minute changes to the site plan, including adding more traditional outdoor lighting and adjusting one or two of the land-banked parking spaces.

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