Love Lane, After Dark
Love Lane, After Dark

The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association wants to know how you feel about the intersection of Love Lane, the Main Road and Old Sound Avenue, a picturesque corner on the edge of a sharp and dangerous turn.

Tomorrow night, Wed., Aug. 26, they will host a public forum where the community at large is invited to talk about opportunities and issues of reconfiguring and making the intersection safer.

They’re asking the public to share their observations and opinions about traffic and pedestrian safety, access and parking, traffic flow, formation of a community green space, and other issues.

In the past, there’s been discussion of closing off the one-way end of Old Sound Avenue between Westphalia Road and the Main Road, turning the area into a public green.

There’s also been discussion about turning the narrow shopping district of Love Lane into a one-way street, but that talk has been stymied by the fact that U.S. Postal Service regulations prohibit post offices from being on one-way streets.

The MLCA meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church.

Also at the meeting, MLCA will be discussing the possible change of zoning for a piece of vacant land across the Main Road from the old Capital One Bank headquarters.

Developer Paul Pawlowski hopes to build a mixed-use shopping and affordable housing complex there, but would need to have the zoning changed from R-80 two-acre residential zoning to a business zone on nearly four acres of the 20-acre lot.

The five-building, 12 apartment plan is the second one Mr. Pawlowski has pitched, after Mattituck residents roundly criticized his first proposal to build affordable houses there.

MLCA members hope to develop their position on the zone change at Wednesday’s meeting.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she 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

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