“It’s really as straightforward as you see.”
Those were among the few words spoken at a public hearing Monday evening for a proposed 16-seat restaurant in Southold Town.
The only speaker at the Planning Board’s hearing for the North Fork Shack — which would be built in a former machine shop on Route 48 near Sparkling Pointe winery in Southold — was Ray Nemschick, the owner’s architect.
Mr. Nemschick said the owners were seeking a change of use permit from the board.
Co-owner Samy Sabil said after the meeting that he hopes to open the restaurant as soon as possible once it gets approval from the Planning Board and the state health department.
The board closed the hearing without discussion and is continuing to review the project.
A public hearing for a proposed subdivision in Orient was similarly quiet, with no one addressing the board. That project had been put forth by the Tuthill family, who would subdivide land near Orient Village for partial conservation.
Board chairman Donald Wilcenski said at a work session meeting held earlier in the day that the board is waiting on a scenic impact study for the area. The public hearing was left open until the study was complete.
“We’re not going to stop people from writing,” Mr. Wilcenski said, referring to the Planning Board receiving comments on the proposal.
The Planning Board’s next meeting is schedule for Feb. 9.