Clarification: The property owner of the former Nassau Suffolk Lumber and Supply Corp. is North Fork Management and Maintainence, based in East Hampton, not South Fork Management.
Sketches are now adorning the windows of the former Nassau Suffolk Lumber and Supply Corp. home indicating the desired plans for the property, owned by North Fork Management.
According to Planning Director Frank DeRubeis, North Fork Management is looking to divide the property into two buildings – one 30 feet off of West Main Street that would be used for retail space on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floors, and the other building in the rear of the property between Planned Parenthood and the Assessor's Office that would be used for small offices and apartments.
DeRubeis said while the sketches have been submitted to the town, the owners have not submitted a formal application.
In order to build the desired plans, DeRubeis said North Fork Management needs to make an application to the town board to relieve the zoning restrictions on the property, go to the Board of Appeals to get the variances necessary to build, and get a site plan review for final approval for the proposed site.
The former lumberyard was condemned by the town's building department in the beginning of October, citing the building is "unsafe and its use or occupancy has been prohibited."
Town Council member Edward Wehrheim told Patch in the beginning of October that there has been discussion about plans by South Fork Management to move forward with building.
"We're being told through the rumor mill that the developer is in the process of getting ready to submit a new site plan to the planning department," he said. "It's very similar to the old one, some changes – I don't have any idea of what they are. We would wait until it's turned in to our planning department and then as a board take a look at it."
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