At a recent East Hampton Town board meeting, Amagansett residents were sent into a tizzy about a zoning change request. At issue is the historic Jeremiah Baker House on Main Street where the owners of the circa 1856 home are seeking to change their residential zoning to one that would allow them to open an arts and crafts shop or some other similarly low-impact business.
Understandably, some Amagansett residents are quite concerned about the slippery slope nature of this proposal, claiming such commercial activity could irrevocably "damage the beauty and character of Amagansett." But have they forgotten that this historic house sits on the same Main Street as Stephen Talkhouse, the popular nightclub that creates both a traffic and sartorial nightmare every weekend of the summer? Surely that's a bigger threat to Amagansett's charm than a little shop selling sea glass jewelry and shell picture frames.
· Amagansett Residents Speak Out Against 'Spot Zoning' [East Hampton Patch]
· All Jeremiah Baker House Coverage [Curbed Hamptons]