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.
The Southold Town Board approved a bond resolution last Wednesday with an eye toward acquiring a 10.4-acre parcel in Peconic for a town recreational use — or as a potential site for the Sports East athletic facility, Supervisor Scott Russell confirmed Tuesday. READ
Even though I’m sure the article about the new Sports East project was meant to excite parents, you should also alert them to how the indoor sports facilities now springing up across America may be exacerbating a growing epidemic among young athletes. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said Wednesday that the town is in a contract to acquire a possible property for Sports East, an indoor-outdoor athletic facility that was first proposed more than two years ago. READ
The Southold Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday upheld a notice of disapproval issued last December that the Sports East facility proposed for Mattituck did not meet the definition of a membership club.
The use for such a facility is not permitted in the proposed site’s zoning, the board upheld.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said he supported Paul Pawlowski’s proposal for Sports East and if the ZBA does not allow it to be built at the proposed Mattituck location, he would consider a land swap or help the developer find a new space for it.