Greenhouses approved for Youngs Avenue

The Peconic Land Trust will be able to install two 16-by-24-foot greenhouses on its 21-acre Charnews Farm on Youngs Avenue in Southold, after the project received unanimous approval from the town Planning Board Monday night.

The project had come under fire from residents of the neighboring Founders Village retirement community, but was deemed by Planning Board members to be a minor project and in keeping with the land trust’s mission to maintain the land as a working farm.

Land trust representatives had said the greenhouses were sited near the retirement community because that area was reserved for agricultural structures when the development rights on the property were sold.

In a separate decision, Platinum East Properties also received approval to build a 2,880-square-foot electrical contractor’s office/warehouse just west of Ackerly Pond Lane on Route 25 in Southold.

A new application for a 3,780-square-foot agricultural storage building just down the street, at the corner of Route 25 and Ackerly Pond Road, was also received by the Planning Board this week from Surrey Lane LLC. That project is scheduled for a preliminary public hearing on Nov. 19.

Also at Monday’s work session, the Planning Board accepted a new application for a 1,244-square-foot retail convenience store in an existing 3,200-square-foot building at the southeast corner of Cox Lane and Route 25 in Cutchogue. The remaining space in the building will be used for storage.

The board also agreed to grant a one-year extension for an 8,635-square-foot private winemaking facility at the intersection of Bridge Lane and Oregon Road in Cutchogue. The project was initially approved two years ago, but the developers, N & L Properties, were unable to build due to the economic downturn, said town planner Brian Cummings.

The Planning Board will return to its winter meeting schedule with the Nov. 5 work session, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the board room of the Town Hall annex instead of at 4 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room.

The next regular meeting will be held Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. (instead of 6 p.m.) in the town hall meeting room.

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