The Sandy Hollow Cove affordable housing project planned for Tuckahoe will be the subject of a public hearing before the Southampton Town Board meeting next Tuesday. The Town Housing Authority and a private developer will then present plans to the town board asking them to amend the current plans for the development. Rather than selling two bedroom apartments to the public, as the current plan indicates, this new plan would involve building one-bedroom and studio below-market rentals, which will be owned and managed by the town Housing Authority.
This plan is generating a lot of chatter around town. Some believe that affordable housing is desperately needed in the area, others worry about the appropriateness of the town as landlord, while others worry about the site itself. It is reported to be wetlands—how does that affect the local aquifer? Your thoughts in the comments, please.
· Affordable Apartments Plan in Tuckahoe on the Table [27East]
· Tuckahoe Affordable Housing Plans Moving Forward [Curbed Hamptons]