Perhaps the most talked-about issue on the North Fork these days is how to house our working young in an area where real estate prices continue to rise and job opportunities remain scarce.
College graduates are finding it difficult to stay in the area, families looking to buy a house can’t always afford to, and business owners lament the lack of housing for their employees. So how did we get here and what is being done about affordable housing? READ
A clustered housing development in Mattituck remained in question Monday evening after the Planning Board postponed approval of its plan for the required inclusion of affordable housing.
The project, known as The Koehler Family Limited Partnership, involves construction of homes on a 14.9 acres on New Suffolk Avenue and Marratooka Road. The idea has been controversial among neighbors in the past. READ
Local people need housing in Greenport that they can afford. My kids grew up going to Greenport schools. READ
Six affordable housing units are coming to the Hound Lane “Freight Building” on Fishers Island.
Spearheaded by the not-for-profit Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation, the project was discussed during the town’s annual Fishers Island meeting Wednesday. READ
Representatives from Vineyard View, the proposed 50-unit affordable housing development in Greenport, met with members of Southold Town Planning Board Monday afternoon to discuss comments from the preliminary hearing held on June 5. READ
The state awarded $5.7 million in financing to Vineyard View, a project aiming to bring 50 affordable apartments to Greenport.
A 50-unit affordable rental project is in the works for a parcel on North Road in Greenport, Southold Town officials announced Tuesday.
In an effort to create more affordable housing options in Southold Town, the Town Board passed a local law last Tuesday that would permit up to six “moderate income” rental units near village centers. READ
The Southold Town Board set a public hearing on a code change that would further define what requirement a winery in town has to meet.
The suggested language includes defining a winery as a place where wine is “produced, processed and sold” and calls for 80 percent of the wineries’ grapes to be grown on the premises or other land owned by the winery owner.
A new 12-minute video aims to address misconceptions about affordable housing in Southold Town and change “not-in-my-backyard” attitudes toward efforts to provide additional housing options. READ