The Southold Town Board adopted an amendment that will add a definition of pool houses/cabanas to the town code, outlining a list of limitations to prevent homeowners from turning their pool houses into second dwellings. READ
An overwhelming number of applications for pool houses flooding Southold Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals has led town officials to consider amending the code to include a formal definition of the term.(more…)
Southold Zoning Board of Appeals chairperson Leslie Weisman, along with other members of the community, expressed support for the creation of a “floating” recreational zoning district at a public hearing last Tuesday. The proposed local law would amend chapter 280 of the zoning code, allowing the Town Board to make a case-by-case determination on recreational facilities for which a genuine need has been established, regardless of underlying zoning.(more…)
Southold Town Board members want to revise the rules for special events, including requiring code enforcement officers to visit those events and shifting primary responsibility for permit approval or denial to the Town Board.
Watching a historic church or meeting hall be torn down to make space for a “McMansion” is something Leslie Weisman, chair of the Southold Town Board of Zoning Appeals, doesn’t want to think about.
“It’d be tragic to lose them,” she said at a code committee meeting last week. “They give us a sense of being in New England.” (more…)
Members of Southold Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals are requesting the Town Board review and possibly amend its code on accessory apartments. (more…)