UPDATE: 555 Developers Ask East Hampton Town Board For Two Adjournments, Senior Housing Overlay Still Up For Public Hearing

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UPDATE, 11:50 A.M.:

According to East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, the public hearing for the senior housing overlay district is still on for Thursday night. He said it was too late to pull the application.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The would-be developers of the 555 senior citizen housing project in Amagansett have asked the East Hampton Town Board to adjourn both their request for a new zoning designation and a rezoning specifically of their property on Montauk Highway just east of the Amagansett IGA.

In a statement issued on Wednesday night, Putnam Bridge developers said, “We have heard various concerns of the community and agree that allowing more time to meet with members of the community, as well as the newly elected officials of the East Hampton Town Board, will allow a more constructive dialogue regarding the future of the 555 property.”

The East Hampton Town Board had been scheduled to hold public hearings on both the proposed new senior housing district and a rezoning of the 555 property into that district on Thursday, December 19. However, Putnam Bridge withdrew its application with the town for the property’s rezoning last week after the Suffolk County Planning Commission voted against both the site-specific rezoning and the proposed new senior housing zone that would have made the property’s rezoning possible.

“This way we can focus on senior housing and the intent of the development,” Britton Bistrian, a land use consultant for Putnam Bridge, had explained earlier this week.

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