Just when you thought the Robert A.M. Stern-designed extension of the East Hampton Library would never see the light of day, library officials go and choose their own story. Even though the Zoning Board of Appeals denied the library's proposal, library officials decided to take the matter to vote—and it's a good thing they did! Over 800 citizens voted, with 83% voting in favor of the expansion. Apparently, the library hopes the landslide vote will force the Board to "look really closely at the public sentiment expressed here." But if the Board doesn't, it'll just sue 'em instead! According to the Southampton Press, the library would "file a lawsuit against the village in State Supreme Court seeking to overturn the ZBA's denial." Nothing would finish off this seven-year saga (complete with claims of elitism!) like an old fashioned lawsuit.
· Voters overwhelmingly support East Hampton Library expansion plans [27 East]
· All EH Library expansion coverage [Curbed Hamptons]