The owner of a controversial short-term rental property in Orient is now looking to convert his Soundfront home into a bed-and-breakfast.
Petros Kougentakis, who is involved in ongoing litigation with Southold Town for failure to comply with its minimum-night stay, recently appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals seeking a special exception to operate a four-bedroom B&B at his Windward Road home.
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.
Southold Town’s zoning variances now have an expiration date.
The Town Board approved a new law Tuesday night that sets limits on the duration of variances granted by the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)