Southampton Town Planning Board Gives Green Light To Water Mill Subdivision


The Southampton Town Planning Board last week approved an 18-lot residential development on the corner of Seven Ponds-Towd and Edge of Woods roads in Water Mill.

The subdivision, called River Circle Farm, will break up 39.75 acres of farmland into lots for 18 single-family homes on the south side of Edge of Woods Road and the east side of Seven Ponds-Towd Road. Each lot will measure about 2.2 acres.

The subdivision will be constructed by Bruce Anderson of Bridgehampton, who was contracted by Edge of Woods Horse Farms, LLC, the listed owner of the property. The development will have one entrance on Edge of Woods Road that will act as a private right-of-way for the homeowners, in addition to a common driveway along Seven Ponds-Towd Road that will lead to a cluster of homes.

“We didn’t want to have driveways encroaching on that steep hill,” Planning Board Chairman Dennis Finnerty said on Tuesday.

The original plans were approved in 1998, but the project was not started for unknown reasons. Mr. Finnerty said the site plan approval had since expired and needed to come before the board again last Thursday night, October 9.

Mobile Home Park
Splitting Lots

The Southampton Town Planning Board last week granted a 180-day extension for the subdivision of a trailer park on Flanders Road in Riverside.

Parkview Community, the retirement community that fronts on the Peconic River, is looking to split its 6.75-acre parcel into three lots—two would remain residential lots, and the third will be zoned for commercial use. There is one existing home on the first parcel, and 47 mobile homes on the second parcel, which measures just under 5.2 acres. The remaining 4,193 square feet of land, which is vacant, will be sectioned off.

Mr. Finnerty said the two residential lots will remain part of the mobile home community, while the commercial lot most likely will be sold.

According to planning officials, the homeowners in the mobile home park who submitted the application are waiting for mortgage consent from the State House Finance Agency, who holds the mortgage, before the association that tends to the property can move forward.

The board will revisit the application in December.

Administration Building

Could Become Office

An empty building that sits on the corner of Oneck Lane and Mill Road in Westhampton, on the Westhampton Beach Village border, could eventually be renovated into a dentist’s office.

The Southampton Town Planning Board adopted a zoning change last week, a modification recommended by the municipality’s Zoning Board of Appeals, to alter the zoning from residential to business, to allow the opening of a dentist office. The 1,100-square-foot building was once an administration building for the Westhampton Beach School District; the middle school sits across the street from the house, which is owned by Kammerer Family, LLC.

The Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on the property today, October 16, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, to discuss the proposal.

The Planning Board adopted the recommendation last week, but noted that the exterior site plan renovations, once they are developed, will also have to be approved.

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