Transfer of Development Paves the Way For High Density Housing
In a unanimous vote of the Suffolk County Legislature at a March 13, 2012 meeting, resolution 127-2012 was passed. This resolution calls for authorizing the retirement and use of workforce housing development rights banked in the Suffolk County Save Open Space Bond Act Workforce Housing Transfer of Development Rights Program Registry for use in the Town of Huntington.
This resolution allows for the Transfer of Development Rights from the sending parcel located off of West Rogues Path, in West Hills to a receiving parcel located at 215 Depot Road, in Huntington Station.
The sending parcel is currently owned by Suffolk County and is utilized as open space. The receiving parcel (located at 215 Depot Road, Huntington Station) is currently zoned as C-6 commercial and is vacant. This parcel is currently owned by 215 Depot Road Realty Corp.
The proposal for the subject site is to erect a commercial building of up to 4000 square feet. The building, according to a sign erected on the property, will house a landscape showroom. The Transfer of Development Rights from the West Hills Parcel to the Depot Road Parcel will pave the way for three affordable apartments to be built above the commercial building. According to the resolution the three apartments will be 600; 1,125; and 1,138 square feet. Both the sending and receiving parcel fall within the South Huntington School District.