Southampton to Host Presentation on Hampton Bays Business Survey

Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays has been in need of repaving for years.
Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays has been in need of repaving for years.

The public is invited to participate in a meeting to present the results of a recent three-week-long survey posted on the Town of Southampton website to help consultants with the future design of the downtown business district of Hampton Bays. 

More than 1,200 people participated in the survey, which helped the town’s consultant, Historic Concepts, narrow down some design choices to be presented to the community at a meeting to be held Wednesday, Janu. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center on Ponquogue Avenue.

The survey followed a public meeting on Nov.14, 2016 with the Southampton Planning Department and Historic Concepts, which began the charrette process. By having participants choose features and design characteristics they believe will retain and enhance the character of the hamlet, the charrette process was chosen to help the consultant develop a pattern book and related form-based code.

At that initial meeting, participants reviewed designs from other towns and villages and chose their preferences for design elements. These design features will be incorporated in a form-based code and pattern book which will apply to a defined overlay district in Hampton Bays. 

The overlay district spans from Springville Road to Ponquogue Avenue and includes Good Ground Road, Main Street and the parcels adjacent to the new Good Ground Park. 


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

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