Hearing scheduled for next month on business center expansion


A public hearing about the proposed expansion of the Cutchogue Business Center will take place at the Southold Town Planning Board’s next regular meeting on Dec. 16, planning board members announced during their public meeting Monday afternoon.

In August, the Southold Town Planning Board reviewed an engineer’s report on the property owner’s plan to construct four new buildings at the Oregon Road industrial park. The Cutchogue Business Center is owned by Mark Miller and his father, James, who both live in Southold.

“It’ll be a place where local, food-related manufacturers can produce their products and, if they become successful enough, expand to purchase more lots,” said Mark in August. “We’re aggressively looking to develop the property.”

The new buildings will range in size from 5,000 to 11,000 square feet at the Cutchogue site, where existing tenants include North Fork Potato Chips and A Taste of the North Fork, Mark Miller said this summer.

Planning Board Member Martin Sidor, who is the owner of North Fork Potato Chips, recused himself from voting about the public hearing during Monday’s meeting.

When asked if North Fork Potato Chips was looking to expand its production facilities in the Cutchogue Business Center, Mr. Sidor said that plans were “in the works.”

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