Hearing Set on Oyster Factory Rezoning

The potential rezoning of a long-blighted and abandoned former oyster factory on Shipyard Lane in East Marion is expected to be the subject of much public debate this month as Southold Town holds a June 7 public hearing on changing the zoning of the 18-acre property from a Marine II zoning district, which allows a wide array of marine uses, to a split zoning allowing two less-intensive uses, including around a half dozen building lots rezoned to two-acre residential zoning. About seven acres of the property would be rezoned Resort Residential.

Under the current Marine II zoning district, large marinas, boat storage buildings and a restaurant that is open to the public could be built on the site. 

Under the newly proposed zoning, a 29-44 unit resort hotel could be built on the resort/residential area, surrounded by the single family house lots. The resort/residential zoning district does allow a restaurant, marina and conference facilities that are open to occupants of the hotel. The hearing will be held at the town board’s 7 p.m. meeting on June 7.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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