Pictured Above: Officials celebrated the completion several years ago of the 28-unit Sandy Hollow Cove workforce housing project in Southampton.

Southampton Town will host a series of Virtual Public Forums this summer to gather community input, thoughts and ideas about affordable housing

The Town of Southampton is currently preparing a new Housing Plan, which will be adopted by the town board as an updated element of the town’s Comprehensive Plan. 

The town has just begun preparation of the Housing Plan, and has highlighted that gathering community input at the virtual public forums is critical to developing the plan. 

The virtual forums will be conducted by the town’s planning consultants vhb from White Plains.

“The Housing Plan will guide the town in its future development of affordable housing,”said Diana Weir, Director of Housing and Community Services.  “Community input is the most important part of this process and we encourage everyone to participate.” 

A series of nine Virtual Public Forums will be held throughout July and August.

The first will be held on Tuesday, July 21, focusing on the community of North Sea, followed by Noyac on Thursday, July 23. A forum for residents of Southampton/Shinnecock Hills/Tuckahoe will be held on Wednesday, July 29, followed by Water Mill on July 30, Westhampton/Speonk/Remsenburg/Eastport/Quiogue on Tuesday, Aug. 4, Bridgehampton on Thursday, Aug. 6, East Quogue on Tuesday, Aug. 11, Flanders/Riverside?Northampton on Thursday, Aug. 13 and Hampton Bays on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

All Housing Plan Virtual Public Forums will begin at 7 p.m. For access information, visit the town’s website at www.southamptontownny.gov/publicforums

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 editor@eastendbeacon.com

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