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Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association to discuss rezoning, traffic calming

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08/25/2015 9:00 AM |

The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association is expected on Wednesday night to discuss developer Paul Pawlowski’s proposed apartment project, as well as ideas to make the intersection of Main Road and Love Lane safer and more pedestrian friendly.

Mr. Pawloski, a lifelong Southold Town resident and owner of Cedars Golf Club in Cutchogue, has proposed building retail stores and affordable apartments across the street from the vacant Capital One building on Main Road. He’s seeking a change of zone from residential to business in order to proceed with the construction project for the 21-acre wooded lot, which includes developing 3 1/2 acres and donating the remaining 17 1/2 acres to the town in order to preserve about 85 percent of the land. The “campus style” development also includes five individual structures totaling 14,000 square feet with 12 apartments above retail stores. An outdoor pavilion open to the public is also included.

The Town Board has set a public hearing to discuss the change of zone proposal on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

The civic group plans to ask its members at the meeting if they believe the town should grant the change of zone request.

In addition, the civic association also plans to discuss traffic-calming measures for the Love Lane-Old Sound Avenue-Main Road intersection.

The MLCA, along with the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce and Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, have been in discussions about a plan to close Old Sound Avenue to traffic and create a pedestrian area.

Wednesday’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, located at 12605 Main Road.

For more information, visit mattitucklaurelcivic.org.

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Correction: Wednesday’s meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., not 6 p.m. The Suffolk Times regrets the error.

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