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Nov 12, 2014 10:37 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Deems Hills Application Incomplete

Nov 12, 2014 11:48 AM

An application to construct 118 homes and an 18-hole golf course on 168 acres in East Quogue, leaving an estimated 426 acres as open space, has been deemed incomplete by the Southampton Town Planning Department.

The application for The Hills at Southampton, a proposed Mixed-Use Planned Development District that was submitted last month, needs at least six additional pieces of information before it can be reviewed by the Town Board, according to a memo sent to the developer by Town Planning and Development Administrator Kyle Collins.

The applicant, Arizona-based Discovery Land Company, submitted a 76-page document outlining its development plan and map of open space, but did not include a yield map for one of the parcels that would be set aside as open space. Known as the Parlato property, that land totals about 101 acres and sits about a half mile east of The Hills property that lies between Spinney and Lewis roads.

Discovery Land must also create a yield map that shows where a road on the Kracke estate, a 62-acre property that would act as a buffer and alleviate traffic, would connect to The Hills property.

Other information required by the town includes: a list of owners of neighboring parcels; more detailed appraisals of the 594 acres included with the application; fiscal and economic impacts; greater details on the value of community benefits; and a description of how appropriate the proposed use is for the community.

“It’s a work in progress,” Mark Hissey, senior vice president of Discovery Land, said last week when rumors of the memo began to circulate. “It’s a back-and-forth until we get it right.”

Once the missing information is filed, the town will have 10 days to decide if the application is complete.

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Smoke and mirrors by the Arizona-based Discovery Land Company! "A work in progress," how disingenuous Mr Hissey!
By crusader (391), East Quogue on Nov 12, 14 11:18 AM
Putting liners under the ground in the golf course will not do a thing to stop wind blown pesticides from polluting the surrounding properties. EQ Elementary School is nearby and the area proposed for the golf course in EQ is quite windy almost daily. Rarely a day goes by in which the wind isn't blowing.

I guess the wildlife will have to pack their bags and move south once the Arizona based Discovery Developers destroy their habitat. Salamanders? Is there no one to speak up for their plight?
By crusader (391), East Quogue on Nov 21, 14 10:40 AM