Transfer of Development Paves the Way For High Density Housing

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 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.

Sending Parcel

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4 Responses to Transfer of Development Paves the Way For High Density Housing

  1. Will someone speak put on how bad this is???

    Equitas
    May 29, 2012 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm

  2. Please don’t tell me this IS POSSIBLE due to a TDR from the Town purchased open space called BREEZY PARK? Do we know the exact parcel that is transferring this density?

    A. Galow
    May 31, 2012 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm

    • The sending parcel is not Breezy Park. We added the suffolk county tax map of the parcel that is transferring the density to the bottom of the article. If you click on the picture it should become larger.

      Ilene Fucci - Editor
      May 31, 2012 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm

  3. I am a Huntington Station resident and the receiving site is not far from my home. I am not sure I am opposed to this action in particular, but have been coming to sense that “The Station” does seem to be neglected by the town in various ways.

    DanN
    June 22, 2012 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm

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