Town of Southampton
Long Island, NY

Town Board Resolution
RES-2019-75

Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Hampton Bays Waterfront Revitalization Plan Pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law Article 15 Urban Renewal Law

Information

Department:Town AttorneySponsors:Supervisor Jay Schneiderman
Category:Public HearingsFunctions:None

Financial Impact

None.

Body

WHEREAS, due to market forces that were unfavorable to a transient resort operation and due to the growing need for affordable housing, some of the motels located in Hampton Bays have gradually become used for long term tenants; and

 

WHEREAS, certain motel properties lacked the proper facilities for such long-term use, and fell into disrepair and became blighted; and

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Southampton has long held the goal of seeing tourism return to the Hampton Bays area with its abundance of natural scenic and recreation locations; and

 

WHEREAS, with sandy ocean beaches and beautiful bays, Hampton Bays draws visitors from afar to its many small waterfront resorts and is well situated for tourism related activities; and

 

WHEREAS, under General Municipal Law Article 15 (Urban Renewal Law), it is proper for a municipality to develop plans to eliminate blighted areas in order to promote growth and development in a manner consistent with the public welfare; and

 

WHEREAS, the Southampton Town Board is an Agency authorized to carry out the provisions of the Urban Renewal Law pursuant to §502(5) of the Urban Renewal Law; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the proposed Hampton Bays Waterfront Revitalization Plan is to create a template for the transformation of those former motels that have become blighted and fallen into disrepair through long-term tenancy use, and to restore these properties back to motel and resort use; and

 

WHEREAS, the major goal of this plan would be to transform a former waterfront motel that has become blighted, and the subject of numerous Town Code violations, into a boutique motel or seasonal condominium, or similar use that would contribute to the tourism economy of Hampton Bays. Such property being identified as Suffolk County Tax Map Number: 900-323-1-4, consisting of approximately 62,290 square feet, and located at 20 Shinnecock Road, in the Hamlet of Hampton Bays; now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Southampton hereby directs that a public hearing shall be held on February 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., at Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York, to hear any and all persons either for or against the adoption of a Hampton Bays Waterfront Revitalization Plan which will create a template for the transformation of those former motels that have become blighted and fallen into disrepair through long-term tenancy use, and to restore these properties back to a motel and resort use in order to facilitate the public purpose of urban renewal; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to publish the following Notice of Public Hearing:

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on February 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York to hear any and all persons either for or against the adoption of a Hampton Bays Waterfront Revitalization Plan which will create a template for the transformation of those former motels that have become blighted and fallen into disrepair through long-term tenancy use, and to restore these properties back to a motel and resort use in order to facilitate the public purpose of urban renewal.

 

Copies of a draft of the Hampton Bays Waterfront Resort Revitalization Plan are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                    BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD                                         

                                                                                    TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK

                                                                                    SUNDY A. SCHERMEYER, TOWN CLERK

 

 

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Meeting History

Jan 8, 2019 1:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:TABLED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 1/22/2019 6:00 PM
MOVER:Jay Schneiderman, Supervisor
SECONDER:John Bouvier, Councilman
AYES:Jay Schneiderman, Julie Lofstad, Christine Preston Scalera, John Bouvier, Tommy John Schiavoni
Jan 22, 2019 6:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Jay Schneiderman, Supervisor
SECONDER:Julie Lofstad, Councilwoman
AYES:Jay Schneiderman, Julie Lofstad, Christine Preston Scalera, John Bouvier, Tommy John Schiavoni