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Representatives of the Sterlington Commons shopping center and the Burton Potter American Legion Post on Third Street raised concerns at a Greenport Planning Board work session last Thursday that patrons of a hotel and restaurant proposed for the corner of Third and Front Streets would use up their parking.

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The Greenport Village Planning Board, which has been having difficulty getting its members to attend meetings, will soon be at full strength for the first time in several months. The village Trustees voted last Thursday to fill the final vacancy on the board.

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A logo for the new flyboarding company coming to Greenport. (Credit: Courtesy)

A logo for the new flyboarding company coming to Greenport. (Credit: Courtesy)

For nine months, the Riverhead Town Board debated, discussed and argued over whether to allow flyboarding, a new extreme watersport involving a jetpack-like device strapped to users feet. Eventually the board kicked the sport out of Town waters and into the Peconic.

But it took two weeks for Greenport Village give the sport a green light.  (more…)

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Stirling Square in Greenport.

Stirling Square in Greenport.

Update: Greenport Village Planning Board members like a proposal to construct an inn at Stirling Square.

The historic plaza’s new owner, Brent Pelton, came before the board Thursday night and got the go-ahead to submit his plans to the village.

He looking to build a five-room inn above the former “Main” restaurant, the plaza’s anchor building. (more…)

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BARBARELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Blue Duck Bakery owner Keith Kouris (left) confirmed this week he's looking to open up his fourth location downtown Greenport.

BARBARELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Blue Duck Bakery co-owner Keith Kouris (left)  is looking to open up her fourth location in downtown Greenport.

Blue Duck Bakery is looking to open its fourth location on Front Street in Greenport, co-owner Nancy Kouris confirmed Wednesday.

Ms. Kouris, who owns Blue Duck along with her husband Keith, is scouting a storefront at 130 Front Street in downtown Greenport.

Although still in the planning stages, Ms. Kouris, an Aquebogue resident, hopes the bakery will open in time for the busy summer season.

“We love Greenport,” Ms. Kouris said. “This is something we’ve been wanting to do for awhile, but we wanted to wait for the right opportunity.”

The Kouris’ started their first bakery in Southampton 15 years ago and have since opened two more locations in Riverhead and Southold.

Ms. Kouris said the new location falls in line with the bakery’s motto: a village needs a bakery.

The Village planning board is taking up the application during its work session meeting Thursday night.

For more on this story be sure to pick up the May 2 edition of the Suffolk Times.

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JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | The Greenport Village planning board meets tonight at 5 p.m.

The Greenport Village planning board is expected to discuss a site plan application for 510 Madison Avenue, a residential property that has been vacant for several years.

According to tonight’s agenda, James Olinkiewicz plans to build a two-family structure at the site where overgrown weeds, beer cans and garbage have surrounded an unfinished foundation. The village put a $6,000 lien on the property to compensate for the cost of excavating the foundation and filling it in with sand, as well as cleaning up the site.

In addition to Mr. Olinkiewicz’s application, the planning board is likely to vote the final site approval for Blue Canoe Oyster Bar and Grill.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda. Read more in the Dec. 13 issue of The Suffolk Times in both our print and electronic editions.

Greenport Village planning board agenda

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JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Greenport Village Planning Board approved Thursday a site plan for 620 Second Street.

The Greenport Village Planning Board approved Thursday a site plan for 620 Second St. that was destroyed by a fire in 2008.

The Planning Board approved the plan, 4-0. The Rev. Ben Burns was absent from the meeting.

The housing alliance, a Greenport-based group that finds affordable housing for low-income residents, has owned the house since 1993. It also owns the property next door at 618 Second St. The home on that site also burned in the August 2008 blaze and was subsequently demolished.

Although severely damaged, the house at 620 Second St. was initially spared because the NFHA believed the three-family structure could be saved.

Renovation work began in February — nearly three and a half years after the fire — once the village cited NFHA and ordered it to stabilize the structure.

Shortly after construction began, work ceased because engineers found that the structure couldn’t be saved.
The NFHA then determined the charred shell of a house couldn’t be salvaged and demolished the structure in May.

Garrett Strang, a Southold-based architect who was hired to design the houses, spoke prior to the vote and said his new site plan places three parking spaces at the rear of the property. The change was made after the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals expressed displeasure with the original plan to place the parking area at the front of the house.

Village officials said construction could start today since the site plan has been approved.

Read more about this story on Oct. 11 in The Suffolk Times.

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09/24/12 12:00pm
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JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | The Greenport Village Board meeting is tonight at 6 p.m.

The Greenport Village Board is expected to appoint an all-new planning board at its monthly meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Third Street firehouse.

The entirely new five-member board will include real estate appraiser Peter Jauquet; attorney Linnea Atkinson-Loveless; realtor Julia Robins; Patricia Mundus, sailor and daughter of well-known shark fisherman Frank Mundus of Montauk; and Reverend Bradley Ben Burns, a former village board trustee.

Greenport Farmers’ Market organizers Lara McNeil and Eileen Rich left the planning board in March shortly after the Village Board increased a permit fee to $2,500, up from the $1,000 the market paid last year to use a municipal parking lot on Saturday mornings. Village officials had said they believed the increased permit fee would be more equitable to the business community.

The market ultimately rebuffed the village’s offer and worked out a new deal with the Greenport United Methodist Church on Main Street to operate there this season.

Ms. McNeil has said her decision to leave her post as the planning board’s chairwoman wasn’t based on the village’s actions over the market permit. After serving on the planning board for five years, Ms. McNeil said the combination of running the market, work and studying to become a registered dietitian became too much to handle all at once.

Village Administrator David Abatelli said planning board member Amy Martin left the board in the spring and member Jack Reardon left this summer. Both decided to step down from their posts due to family obligations, Mr. Abatelli said. David Bauer left the planning board shortly after Mr. Reardon did, he added.

If the Village Board approves the planning board appointments tonight, Mr. Jauquet’s term would expire in April; Ms. Atkinson-Loveless’ term would expire April 2014; Ms. Robins’ term would expire April 2015; Ms. Mundus’ term would expire April 2016; and Rev. Burns’ term would expire April 2017.

Scroll down to view tonight’s complete agenda and check back later for live updates.

Greenport Village Board meeting, Sept. 24, 2012