Public hearing scheduled for proposed Pike Street shopping center

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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