Almost exactly one year ago, when three local businessmen first proposed building Sports East in Mattituck, they felt confident they could do so without applying for a change of zone on the Main Road property. After all, the property’s zoning allows “annual membership clubs” by special-use exception permit from the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
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.
Sports East, a multi-sport athletics club proposed for Main Road in Mattituck, is officially back from the dead.
But the proposal, which has drawn both widespread public support and some pointed criticism from neighbors and community leaders, now faces a hurdle to clear: does it meet the Southold Town code’s definition of an “annual membership club?” READ
Nearly three months after a multi-sport athletic facility proposed for Main Road in Mattituck was seemingly left for dead, the project is getting a second lease on life.
A proposal for a membership-only sports facility on Main Road in Mattituck was abruptly withdrawn at Monday afternoon’s Planning Board work session meeting, after the board found numerous potential environmental impacts to the project and was set to require additional studies. READ
The YMCA of Long Island website shows locations in the towns of East Hampton, Brookhaven, Islip, Huntington and Oyster Bay. READ
The private sports facility proposed for Mattituck was dealt an unexpected blow last week when the chairman of the Southold Town Planning Board wrote a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals questioning whether the facility would fall under the allowable use as a membership club. READ