Public hearing scheduled for proposed Pike Street shopping center

12/21/2010 8:53 PM |

BETH YOUNG PHOTO |A public hearing is scheduled for a proposed shopping center on Pike Street in Mattituck (pictured above).

Pike Street in Mattituck could be the address of a new shopping center. The public will have a chance to weigh in on the proposal at a Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing at 11:50 a.m. on Jan. 6 in the Town Hall meeting room.

T.K. Alpha, LLC, a company controlled by Edward Broidy, a real estate developer from Southampton, wants to build a 2,573-square-foot building with three retail shops and two upstairs apartments on a quarter-acre parcel by the railroad tracks, just east of the intersection of Pike Street and Love Lane, which Mr. Broidy’s company bought last year.

The plans call for keeping an existing 605-square-foot brick building set back on the property for use as another retail space. It has a certificate of occupancy for use as a garage and shop. Eight off-street parking spaces are proposed.

The plan is before the Appeals Board because the town code requires lots containing two or more commercial buildings to cover at least 40,000 square feet, nearly four times the size of the property. The project also will require variances from required construction setbacks of 15 feet in front, 10 feet on the side, and a combined 25-foot minimum for both side yards.

T.K. Alpha filed a site plan for the project with the Southold Town Planning Board, which must approve it. Mr. Broidy also will need Suffolk County Health Department approval and a transfer of sanitary flow credits in order to proceed with the plan.

Town planners, who last discussed the project at a work session on Dec. 6, have asked Mr. Broidy to show that the apartments will meet the town’s affordable housing guidelines before he can apply to purchase the flow credits from the town’s transfer of development rights bank.

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  • Good idea. Let’s have Mattituck become the shopping mecca for the entire Nork fork. Wait lets not stop their, how bout we have Breslin build his regional mall here. That would be great. Convenience knows no bounds. People could flock in from as far as Commack and spend their money and clog our roads. Locals would be happy to work their and make minimum wage with little benefits. I can’t wait to see how the town board votes on this one. More the merrier…

  • Being a recent ,Sept, Oct Nov,visitor to Greenport, Peconic, et .al JUST SAY NO

  • the traffic in that area is bad enough now we dont need any more cars exiting on that street it is too near the cornerof love lane We are getting too built up now . the traffic downtown in the summer is terrible . joan t .

  • Our “Town Planners” want to put -MORE- “Affordable Housing” in Mattituck? Absolutely not! Enough is enough! Put it in Southold or Cutchogue this time. We have had our fill of “affordable housing,” and development. And why would affordable housing be a requirement on a project that is building on 1/4 the required lot size, that also needs setback variances.
    You people have lost your minds. No more in Mattituck.

  • The drawback to this proposal is the not the rental affordable apartments which are need badly, whether we want to admitt it or not. It is the size of the lot and the fact that the builder is trying to put too much in the space available. Affordablility does not mean substandard. Ask how many Baby Boomer living here have their 25+ year olds still living at home. Then ask yourself why? The answer is simple there is no place that they can afford to live on the North Fork on there own. So they either move away or live with Mom and Dad. Our future ” Our Kids” are being push away for this very reason. So I disagree with you we need much more afordable housing all throughtout the North Fork including Mattituck.

    This type of Housing doesn’t devalue our communities it enhance them. It enable a diverse population of ages to live in our wonderful community. Many of them that have grown up here and lived here their whole lives and are force to leave for this very reason. I don’t know about you but I would like to keep my family here on the North Fork and not have to go to North Carolina to visit my grandchildren.

    Ask the people who live on Old Sound Ave. if their neighbothood has been harmed in any way by the development of the Cottages in Mattituck? Ask them if the values of there homes have harmed by this development? I can tell you the answer to those questions are no. Properly planned development is what is needed for the population that exists on the North Fork today.

  • The drawback to this proposal is the not the rental affordable apartments which are need badly, whether we want to admitt it or not. It is the size of the lot and the fact that the builder is trying to put too much in the space available. Affordablility does not mean substandard. Ask how many Baby Boomer living here have their 25+ year olds still living at home. Then ask yourself why? The answer is simple there is no place that they can afford to live on the North Fork on there own. So they either move away or live with Mom and Dad. Our future ” Our Kids” are being push away for this very reason. So I disagree with you we need much more afordable housing all throughtout the North Fork including Mattituck.

    This type of Housing doesn’t devalue our communities it enhance them. It enable a diverse population of ages to live in our wonderful community. Many of them that have grown up here and lived here their whole lives and are force to leave for this very reason. I don’t know about you but I would like to keep my family here on the North Fork and not have to go to North Carolina to visit my grandchildren.

    Ask the people who live on Old Sound Ave. if their neighbothood has been harmed in any way by the development of the Cottages in Mattituck? Ask them if the values of there homes have harmed by this development? I can tell you the answer to those questions are no. Properly planned development is what is needed for the population that exists on the North Fork today.

  • I am not against affordable housing. I am against putting a density of affordable housing in one hamlet, and Mattituck has had its share. The Cottages are just fine. Now go put some Cottages up in Southold, or Cutchogue, or East Marion. And then when you are finished spreading the affordable housing out all across the north fork, come back to Mattituck. In the meantime, it is simply not debatable that a concentration of “development” and “affordable housing” in any one ares is a precursor to a slum.

  • Ask the people in the Cottages if they think their neighborhood is slum? If I remember the total number of home in the Cottages “Mattituck’s” Affordable community is around 24 home. You think that is enough for a population of 5,000 people? That is less than 1/2 of 1% of the population of the Hamlet. You are so far off base! The idea is to provide housing for the existing work force like our kids that works in King Kullen or Mullen Motors or Blue Duck Bakery or the local Architect. The people that provide the services in our commnuity that would love to live here as well but can’t. That is not making slums that is making a diverse commnunity. Slums are Sub Stand Housing not the people that live in them. Ask a 25 year that has a Bachelors Degree how much they are making working in Southold Town? $25 to $35,000 a year. Those are our kids not someone from the slums of the city. We need the ability to give our kids there independence just like you and I had at that age. When I was 25 I had a house and 1 child. That was possible because a home cost less than most cars today. That dream is dead in Southold Town for our young people. Why are you so bent on not providing for the future of this town. Are you one of those people that believe I got mine and I don’t care about anyone else including our kids?

    I am not saying we should over develope our area I but I am saying that smart development in the right areas whether it is Mattituck, Cutchogue, New Suffolk, East Marion or any of the Hamlets is the way we should be looking to do this.

  • Ask the people in the Cottages if they think their neighborhood is slum? If I remember the total number of home in the Cottages “Mattituck’s” Affordable community is around 24 home. You think that is enough for a population of 5,000 people? That is less than 1/2 of 1% of the population of the Hamlet. You are so far off base! The idea is to provide housing for the existing work force like our kids that works in King Kullen or Mullen Motors or Blue Duck Bakery or the local Architect. The people that provide the services in our commnuity that would love to live here as well but can’t. That is not making slums that is making a diverse commnunity. Slums are Sub Stand Housing not the people that live in them. Ask a 25 year that has a Bachelors Degree how much they are making working in Southold Town? $25 to $35,000 a year. Those are our kids not someone from the slums of the city. We need the ability to give our kids there independence just like you and I had at that age. When I was 25 I had a house and 1 child. That was possible because a home cost less than most cars today. That dream is dead in Southold Town for our young people. Why are you so bent on not providing for the future of this town. Are you one of those people that believe I got mine and I don’t care about anyone else including our kids?

    I am not saying we should over develope our area I but I am saying that smart development in the right areas whether it is Mattituck, Cutchogue, New Suffolk, East Marion or any of the Hamlets is the way we should be looking to do this.

  • For your information, Southold Village has 2 affordable housing projects already. Highpoint Meadows off Boiseau Ave., and the houses on Jasmine La. While this being the case, every village should have more affordable housing units. The affordable housing units must be in close proximity to the Maind Rd. in order to utilize the buses.

  • “a concentration of “development” and “affordable housing” in any one area is a precursor to a slum.”

    Note: A concentration. That is what we should avoid. And it is a concentration of both development, and affordable housing. I am absolutely not “bent on not providing for the future of this town.” I am instead bent on having Mattituck, where I have lived for my entire 54 years, not look like Selden, or Riverhead, or Hampton Bays. Enough is enough, here. Let’s provide affordable housing for our community somewhere else in the community. We already have affordable housing in Mattituck, built to an entirely different code and requirement than the Highpoint Meadows development that Herb Mandel and Richard Israel built 20 years ago.
    Let’s not lose track of the main point here though, and it is not affordable housing. It is that this developer from Southampton wants to build a total of four retail spaces on a lot that is 1/4 the required size for what he wants to do, and in addition asks for setback variances. That is what I oppose. Build what the code allows ou to build, don’t come begging to the planning board and offering up “affordable housing” as a bargaining chip to get something that you are otherwise not entitled to.

  • Just how many kinds of “WRONG” is this? And it creates yet another dangerous traffic location! Yes, let the South Fork spread their blight here.

  • AMEN BROTHER(SISTER)!!!!!!!!PEACE AND PROSPERITY TO YOU AND YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AMEN BROTHER(SISTER)!!!!!!!!PEACE AND PROSPERITY TO YOU AND YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OF COURSE no more affordable housing(KEEP THE RIFF RAFF OUT!!! ) —g. WE DONT help people here in “psuedoville”( i mean the “hamlet” of mattituck) we make MONEY off them……….put “it” in southold or cutchogue……a bit of a elistist—-g.