Town of Southampton
Long Island, NY

Town Board Resolution

Notice of Adoption of the County Road 39 Corridor Land Use Plan


Department:Long Range PlanningSponsors:Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst

Financial Impact



WHEREAS, County Road 39 (CR39) is the major east-west thoroughfare through the Town of Southampton, and the gateway into the Town east of the Shinnecock Canal; and


WHEREAS, in an effort to alleviate severe traffic congestion, beginning in 2007 the Suffolk County Department of Public Works (SCDPW) widened CR39 within the existing right-of-way to provide two travel lanes in each direction with a two-way center left turn lane between Sunrise Highway and North Sea Road and later completed a second project to widen and resurface CR39 from North Sea Road to Montauk Highway to provide two eastbound lanes, one westbound lane and a center two way left turn lane; and


WHEREAS, the roadway expansion and the existence of several large and underutilized tracts of land were recognized as being a potential catalyst for spurring new development and this along with existing opportunities for area improvements prompted a closer look at the opportunities and obstacles occurring; and


WHEREAS, in order to prepare for and respond to any future land uses along and within the Corridor Study Area, the Town Board sought the preparation of a CR39 Land Use Planning Study that includes Design Guidelines and an Access Management Plan (collectively “The Study”); and


WHEREAS, by Resolution 2008-1115, the Town Board enacted a County Road 39 Corridor Moratorium (Chapter 318) to allow for the temporary halt of development while the Study got underway; and


WHEREAS, the objective of the Study is to ensure that CR39 and surroundings embody the vision of a gateway corridor with commercial concentrations instead of commercial sprawl, managed access to and from the roadway, and visual upgrades for the entire County Road 39 Corridor as recommended by the 1999 Comprehensive Plan Update which states “the objective is to make the highway business areas productive, attractive, and consistent with the Town’s resort image”; and


WHEREAS, the resulting study prepared for the Town Board's consideration examines the existing conditions of the roadway and adjacent areas in order to develop recommendations to guide future growth, economic development and environmental protection in a manner that protects and enhances community character; and


WHEREAS, the Town Board held public hearings on the draft plan on September 23, 2014,  October 14, 2014, November 12, 2014 and December 9, 2014 whereby the hearing was closed and subsequently provided a written comment period for 10 days until December 19, 2014; and


WHEREAS, the Corridor Land Use Plan was revised throughout the public hearing process to address the issues and concerns identified; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law Section 239-l, the Suffolk County Planning Commission, after due study and deliberation approved and adopted a Staff report indicating that the plan “is a well-conceived and developed template for restoring the corridors low trip generating uses, commercial appeal and visual aesthetic as the “gateway” to the Hamptons and South Fork” and commended the Town for completing this part of the planning for this County Roadway corridor; and


WHEREAS, the County also provided additional recommendations for the Town to consider in site plan procedures; and


WHEREAS, by resolution dated November 20, 2014 the Planning Board provided comments and recommended the Town Board adopt the plan; and


WHEREAS, upon referral of the plan, the Chair of the Tuckahoe Citizens Advisory Committee indicated the CAC’s support of the plan at the public hearings; now, therefore, 


BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton hereby adopts the County Road 39 Corridor Land Use Plan as a component of the Comprehensive Plan; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to publish the following Notice of Adoption:




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that after public hearings were held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on September 23, 2014, October 14, 2014, November 12, 2014 and December 9, 2014, the Town Board, at their meeting of January 13, 2015 adopted the County Road 39 Corridor Land Use Plan, dated January 2015 as a component of the Town's Comprehensive Plan.


Copies of the Plan are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday, from 8:30

a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the Southampton Town Website at


                                                                                    BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD                                         

                                          TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK

                                          SUNDY A. SCHERMEYER, TOWN CLERK






Meeting History

Jan 13, 2015 1:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
MOVER:Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor
SECONDER:Bradley Bender, Councilman
AYES:Anna Throne-Holst, Bradley Bender, Christine Preston Scalera, Bridget Fleming, Stan Glinka