The Sports East property on Main Road in Mattituck where an indoor-outdoor athletic facility was first proposed nearly two years ago is up for sale.
The Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals has decided to keep the public hearing for Sports East open for two more weeks.
Local developer Paul Pawlowski confirmed that a Capital One Bank branch will occupy property he owns on Main Road in Mattituck.
Construction on the building is currently taking place. The building was originally going to be a Hudson City Savings Bank and was partially completed in 2009, but never opened.
About a year and a half after developer Paul Pawlowski purchased the vacant Hudson City Savings Bank and surrounding property in Mattituck, three of six spaces in the buildings are ready for occupancy.
Bob Patchell once drove his boat, a 39-foot Chris Craft, all over the East Coast. He took it on trips to Newport and Martha’s Vineyard, up the Hudson River and all the way down to Fort Lauderdale via the Intracoastal Waterway.
A revised site plan application for Sports East has been filed featuring a downsized indoor athletic facility and additional outdoor spaces in order to become more in line with Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals requirements, according to the developer.
When a group of three local businessmen first proposed building Sports East in Mattituck nearly a year ago, they felt confident they could do so without applying for a change of zone on the Main Road property.
Developer Paul Pawlowski spoke with The Suffolk Times following the Southold ZBA’s Sports East decision on Thursday. He requested that his comments be published in their entirety. Here is his full statement:
The Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals has ruled that Sports East does not meet the town code definition of an annual membership club, a significant blow to the chances the Mattituck athletic facility will ever be built.