The state awarded $5.7 million in financing to Vineyard View, a project aiming to bring 50 affordable apartments to Greenport.
A 50-unit affordable rental project is in the works for a parcel on North Road in Greenport, Southold Town officials announced Tuesday.
In an effort to create more affordable housing options in Southold Town, the Town Board passed a local law last Tuesday that would permit up to six “moderate income” rental units near village centers. READ
The Southold Town Board set a public hearing on a code change that would further define what requirement a winery in town has to meet.
The suggested language includes defining a winery as a place where wine is “produced, processed and sold” and calls for 80 percent of the wineries’ grapes to be grown on the premises or other land owned by the winery owner.
A new 12-minute video aims to address misconceptions about affordable housing in Southold Town and change “not-in-my-backyard” attitudes toward efforts to provide additional housing options. READ
Southold Town is considering special exceptions to allow apartments in commercial zones as a way to create more affordable housing options on the North Fork. READ
Only 17 properties in Southold Town would currently qualify for an exemption to the 2-percent land transfer tax that funds the Community Preservation Fund, according to an analysis done for the town by assistant town attorney Damon Hagan. The exemption was passed in 2014 for first-time homebuyers to help low and moderate-income residents purchase their first home. READ
To the editor:
The tiny house movement has gone global but Greenport and other East End towns haven’t embraced this concept — yet. READ
Nearly a decade ago, Alyson Reiter’s name was the first to be pulled from the spinning drum in an affordable housing lottery at Southold Town Hall. Twenty-two new homes in a Mattituck development were up for grabs at below-market prices.
Southold Town’s government liaison officer, Denis Noncarrow, is looking to create a public relations campaign because he believes there’s too much confusion among residents over the meaning of “affordable housing.”