Updated: Hearings for Montauk Business, Land Trust

Update, Dec 5: The hearing for a proposal for South Euclid Avenue has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Originally, Dec. 1: Three public hearings are scheduled to be held in front of the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. The hearings are on properties in Montauk, Amagansett, and East Hampton.

One of the hearings concerns a new two-story building, with a 1,100-square- foot footprint on South Euclid Avenue in Montauk. The ground floor would be used for a business, while the second floor would have a two-bedroom apartment, allowed under the town’s affordable housing rules. 

The parcel is on the north side of the street, between the former Neptune Motel and the building that houses Pete’s Potting Shed and Pamela’s Nail Salon, owned by Peter Joyce. The undeveloped property was purchased by Home Team 668, a limited liability company, in 2014 for $190,000. The L.L.C.’s mailing address is in care of a law firm, Hartman & Winnicki of Ridgewood, N.J. The applicant has already obtained a variance from the town’s zoning board allowing one less parking space than required by the town code. The town built a parking lot across the street earlier this year.

The applicant in the second hearing Wednesday is the Peconic Land Trust. The trust owns the community supported agriculture entity known as Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, which is bordered on three sides by Old Stone Highway, Side Hill Road, and Deep Lane. The trust wants to build a 2,800-square-foot equipment barn with an office and a restroom. The building would be along a dirt access road that begins on Deep Lane, in what is now a stand of cedar trees. According to a memo from Eric Schantz, a senior planner for the town, the barn would not be visible from Old Stone Highway and would be “partially obscured by a vegetated berm along Side Hill Road.” It would only be visible from Deep Lane. 

The final hearing is for a proposed 199-foot-tall AT&T cellphone monopole at the East Hampton Recycling Center on Springs Fireplace Road. The pole would hold 16 antennas, to be used by Sprint and T-Mobile as well as AT&T. The pole will eventually replace the 150-foot  tower now there. The proposal includes a 240-square-foot equipment compound and shed.

The applicable documents for the three site plan proposals are available at the office of the town’s planning board, 300 Pantigo Place, Suite 103.