The Cutchogue Business Center is on the verge of expanding.
Last week, the Southold Town Planning Board reviewed an engineer’s report on the property owner’s plan to construct four new buildings at the Oregon Road industrial park.
The new buildings will range in size from 5,000 to 11,000 square feet at the Cutchogue site, where existing tenants include North Fork Potato Chips and A Taste of the North Fork.
“It’ll be a place where local, food-related manufacturers can produce their products and, if they become successful enough, expand to purchase more lots,” said Mark Miller of Southold, who owns the property along with his father, James. “We’re aggressively looking to develop the property.”
Jeri Woodhouse, whose production kitchen for her Southold shop, A Taste of the North Fork, is located in the Cutchogue Business Center, said she’s interested in leasing one of the proposed new buildings.
“We’ve been in this space close to 10 years and our business has really grown in size,” Ms. Woodhouse said. “We need to add more equipment and we need more space. I’m committed to staying right here in the Town of Southold and up until now there really haven’t been many options available for small-scale food businesses to move or expand, so this offers some wonderful opportunities.”
“We’re local guys,” Mr. Miller said. “This is not just a commercial real estate project for us. The [park] is absolutely going to bring companies that were fledgling to a level where they start to grow. And, of course, it will increase employment on the North Fork.”