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Southampton Town Sends Sandy Hollow Apartments Back To The Drawing Board

This is like putting sardines in a can. The fire department stated that their was potential for life loss because this was so poorly designed. If you don't believe me FOIL the letter it is on file. This was not only an environmental concern it was not safe. The private developer who purchased the land in 05 for $470K was going to be selling it for around 1.7 MILLION!! Why doesn't the TSHA find an appropriate spot that is large enough for this and lock in the equity on land they buy. Or better yet allow private homeowner to add on an apartment to their home to keep the money in the community and help out new homebuyers to pay their mortgages with the rent they would be receiving. That would also eliminate a need for a sewage treatment plant! " Sep 19, 13 10:20 PM

The list of people they chose is laughable. What are their credentials to decide this for the community. Why don't they take into consideration what the community has been saying and allow for additional above garage, basement apartments or subdividing for children. This would keep the money in the community, help homeowners and potentially allow first time buyers to add an apartment to make home ownership possible. Also at the Tuckahoe CAC meeting (notes on file with Town) the Southampton Housing Authority asked for 3 volunteers to help come up with alternative ideas for affordable housing. We have 3 volunteers from different backgrounds with varying qualifications and none of them were ever contacted after we made it known that we would like to be part of the solution. Check out Sept. 19th's 10:00 meeting where Anna would like to open and close this with only the 10 required days for the public input (around minute 3:20) and then watch the March 28th meeting where they spoke on how the could be amended administratively after the public hearing was closed. " Sep 19, 13 10:28 PM

Analysis Says Grocery Store In Tuckahoe Could Hurt Village Businesses

The study was not done with taxpayers money it was paid for by private citizens." Sep 22, 13 10:49 PM

Suffolk County Legislator Candidates Duke It Out In Hampton Bays Debate

As far a developments go Chris did a great job in keeping Sandy Hollow Cove out and not allowing the guise of affordable housing to get in the way of the overcrowding and density issues. He is making a difference with the density issues and keeping and open mind and listening to the community. " Sep 25, 13 1:24 PM

Plan For Tuckahoe Apartments Is Retooled Again

When the owner of this property purchased, they purchased with the understanding that it was zoned for R80. That is a single family home. In what way to they think that and apartment complex of 28 apartments, 47 parking spaces and a sewage treatment plant is allowable?? If this was something they were thinking about when they purchased land why didn't they purchase a larger parcel that allowed for more density. They say they are listening, why don't they listen to us when we say we do not want this density? We are not trying to infringe on a property owners rights, but they are infringing on the rights of everyone that has previously purchased in this area before." Mar 31, 14 3:19 PM

As Housing Prices Rise, Younger People Take Off

In the comprehensive master plan it favors accessory apartments vs. multi family developments. If more people were able to put accessory apartments on their homes it would help new home owners looking to buy, no one can deny $800 to $1000 more a month wouldn't help with a mortgage, and provide housing for those that can not yet afford it; with out the absurd density SHC is asking for. Also the Senior Housing project was not put forward to the planning board because of the interpretation of a 1/2 mile this can't even qualify for an interpretation. Oh and I definitely love the liberty taken with my quote, as well as forgetting to mention alternative options. " Apr 28, 14 3:06 PM

In the comprehensive master plan it favors accessory apartments vs. multi family developments. If more people were able to put accessory apartments on their homes it would help new home owners looking to buy, no one can deny $800 to $1000 more a month wouldn't help with a mortgage, and provide housing for those that can not yet afford it; with out the absurd density SHC is asking for. Also the Senior Housing project was not put forward to the planning board because of the interpretation of a 1/2 mile this can't even qualify for an interpretation. Oh and I definitely love the liberty taken with my quote, as well as forgetting to mention alternative options. " Apr 28, 14 3:06 PM

A MIL flat would be less likely to increase the burden on the schools. That is what I am suggesting as well but keeping the money in the homeowners hand instead of a quasi-governmental agency that has been paying someone for years who by his own admission has achieved nothing. One bedroom or studio apartments would keep money in the community to be spent in the community. Most people looking to buy a home would not see an apartment that could be used as a guest apartment if not rented as a decrease in home value. It would also help in either staying in your home at an older age and buying a new home with the extra income." Apr 30, 14 3:08 PM

my "quote" was in the context of a very long conversation that was dealing more on the facts of housing and how people with degrees will most likely not be able to find work in the field of their choice in the Southampton area. It is not that I don't think it is a problem so much as people want their kids to go to college and get a good job. If they can not get a good job Southampton in their field then I don't see the problem with them living somewhere else that allows them to work in the field they wish." Apr 30, 14 3:15 PM

Sandy Hollow Apartments Still Topic Of Debate

I would love to take any of the supporters to the land and sit and watch traffic for a bit and look at where they are trying to put this. The project in Amagansett is on 5 acres and is for Senior Housing. It is also directly across the street from an IGA. It is also not on a road that has 5 points of traffic converging in the immediate vicinity." May 29, 14 2:35 PM

Town Could Approve Sandy Hollow Apartments Thursday

We requested another evening meeting to have all of the people in this community to be able to come and voice their opinion. The Town Board did not want to do that. Many of the people which did turn up at the lunch time meeting took unpaid leave from their work to attend this meeting. The community is all in agreement about affordable housing just done in the right way. IE not turning Southampton into Manhattan." Jun 11, 14 6:20 PM

We have not done any online petitions or we would be happy to provide it. Every petition that was received was by a member of this community going out and informing people about this project. If you would like any further details about this project and the inconsistencies you can email me instead and I will provide you with either the info or the number of the person to reach out to. Joe I hope this is ok! noelle.niles@gmail.com
" Jun 11, 14 6:23 PM

Southampton Town Board And Supervisor Candidates Sound Off In Debate

This is a JOKE PDD's need to be taken off the table for good. I would like to hear Schneiderman explain how East Hampton has survived with out PDD's. If you all remember Tuckahoe Mall was originally put forward as a PDD and later changed to a strait zone change. We do not need the PDD law and it was never intended for communities like Southampton. I really wish we had a candidate that was not afraid to stand up for Southampton and what the residents want and need. " Oct 7, 15 2:51 PM

Environmentalists Demand Repeal Of PDD Law In Southampton Town

Putting it on hold for a year is a way of letting the candidates side step the issue. The law needs to be taken off the table. It was stated in this article this is the first they are hearing about the community's concerns with the PDD law and it only seems to come up in regards to certain projects. In that aspect they are sort of right, it comes up almost EVERY TIME a new project is submitted. We the residents of Southampton understand this is pay to play, quite literally in some cases, with a monetary sum being one of the things that may count as a "community benefit". I hope all of the voters wake up and demand the new candidates to make it a priority to get the PDD legislation repealed and tell the board we tried to make changes in 2011 and you have proven that you can't handle this. " Oct 7, 15 3:05 PM

Southampton Town Has Affordable Housing Option That Appears To Have Been Forgotten

East Hampton does not have a PDD law. Southampton should not have one either, if East Hampton can survive and do well I think Southampton can figure it out as well." Jun 1, 16 7:35 PM