The only person who asked a question at last week’s hearing on a proposed 28-home subdivision in Tuckahoe, a development that would be built on the hamlet’s last remaining farmland, wanted to know if she would eventually be permitted to tap into a natural gas line that might be installed as part of the project.
Linda Settani-Packman, who lives near the 34-acre Rosko Farms property that runs from Magee Street west to Tuckahoe Lane, asked Southampton Town Planning Board members if neighbors would have the option of hooking up to the gas line that would service the 28 new homes.
They informed her that a natural gas line had not yet been discussed, though neighbors most likely would be allowed to do so if it is ultimately installed.
The pre-application calls for 28 single-family homes split between two lots on Magee Street and Tuckahoe Lane. The larger of the two lots, owned by Constantine Rosko of Water Mill, sits at 195 Magee Street and totals about 21 acres. The other property, which abuts the Rosko property and stretches west to Tuckahoe Lane, measures about 13 acres and is owned by Kamicutico LLC. The Long Island Rail Road tracks mark the northern border of both lots.
Current zoning of the two properties could accommodate up to 34 homes. The application is seeking 29 lots, though one would be left as open space.
Afterward, Planning Board Chairman Dennis Finnerty opened a 10-day written comment period on the pre-application, which expires Thursday, May 7.
The Southampton Town Planning Board granted a three-month extension last week to those looking to install a 120-foot-tall cell tower in Bridgehampton.
AT&T is partnering with Elite Towers of Southampton to put up the pole, which could accommodate up to four wireless carriers. The application seeks to house the tower on a 16,213-square-foot lot on Foster Avenue that is owned by Hampton Terminal LLC. The property now features an empty barn that will be used to house the necessary equipment related to the pole, which will measure 36 inches in diameter at its top and 44 inches at its base.
At a public hearing in January, residents expressed concerns with the appearance of the pole and how it could negatively affect property values in the area.
The proposed tower is expected to close an existing gap in service that spans about seven miles to the east along Montauk Highway.
The applicant is now expected to return before the Planning Board on Thursday, July 9, to discuss the final action plan.