Southold Town’s long-awaited plan to zone Plum Island received an outpouring of support during its first public hearing on Tuesday night.
The proposal suggests dividing Plum Island into three zoning districts.
The Plum Island Research District would encompass the existing lab and surrounding 175 acres. About 600 undeveloped acres would be covered by the Plum Island Conservation District with a Marine District for the existing ferry facilities.
Since the 840-acre island is federally owned, it’s not subject to local planning regulations. The new zoning would take effect only if the island is sold for non-government use.
Reporter Cyndi Murray blogged live from the event. For a recap click the link below: