Months after beginning work on a commercial retail project on Pike Street in Mattituck, a Southampton developer now has plans to knock down a two-story home next door and replace it with a 5,600-square foot commercial building for five new businesses.
Developer Ed Broidy submitted his plan to the Southold Town Planning Board at Monday afternoon’s work session meeting and said the proposed five retail units in the development — called Olde Colonial Place — could be filled with dentist offices, take-out restaurants and art studios, among other possible uses.
The proposed building is slated for a half-acre property next to Mr. Broidy’s other commercial project located across the street from the Mattituck Park District parking lot.
Some residents opposed that plan when it was first proposed in 2011, according to a previous Suffolk Times report. A set of second-story apartments were scrapped from the project and it was allowed to move forward.
Mr. Broidy’s newest proposal next door includes 21 parking spaces.
Southold Town planner Brian Cummings said the plan falls short of the 38 spaces required for the types of businesses proposed.
After Mr. Broidy said he’s seeking to use municipal lots and street parking to fulfill the extra parking spot requirements, Mr. Cummings said there is “little to no” street parking in that area of Pike Street.
Mr. Broidy then said he believes the parking lot by the train station is adequate and described a waiver of the town’s parking requirement as the “most important thing” for the success of the proposal.
Planning Board chairman Donald Wilcenski said the board would only consider the waiver once the site plan was farther along in the process.
The plan was declared incomplete Monday afternoon because the map Mr. Broidy submitted didn’t have markings for buildings near the project.
If the map is resubmitted, the proposal could potentially be ready for discussion at the board’s next regular meeting on March 9.