Land Preservation

Much of the land in Orient is protected from development thanks to the sale or donation of development rights or easements. Other protected areas are State, County and local parklands and subdivision open spaces. As of 2016, there were 772 homes in Orient, 175 individual building sites and a calculated yield of 163 additional potential building sites on subdividable unprotected land. In the town of Southold, any new subdivision over 7 acres must preserve 60% open space as a “Standard Subdivision”. “Conservation Subdivisions” protect either 75% or 80% open space. The open space requirements are met through clustering new homes on smaller lots. There are several pending large subdivision proposals in Orient. Here are links to the Southold Town Planning Department files on these proposed subdivisions:

 

Conservation Subdivisions:

Standard Subdivisions:

Other Resources

Protected Lands in Orient

Orient Aerial From 1961

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Orient Survey Results

Orient Survey Results

Survey Overview and Results for Orient Where are we today? – House Size – Preservation & Subdivisions – Water – Fire Department – Affordable Housing Discussion of our priorities for the next few years
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Information Session about the Water Quality Advisory

Information Session about the Water Quality Advisory

On Monday Oct. 17, 2022 the Orient Association hosted a Zoom Information Session so that the community can learn more about PFAS contaminants and the Water Quality survey that is being performed by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS).  Jason Hime,...

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Deer Management Forum – Aug. 13, 2022 – 9:30am at Poquatuck Hall

Deer Management Forum – Aug. 13, 2022 – 9:30am at Poquatuck Hall

The Orient Association is hosting a Deer Management Forum on Saturday, August 13th at 9:30 am in Poquatuck Hall. The guest speakers will be:
  • Greg Doroski- Town Board Member and Liaison to the Deer Management Task Force
  • Craig Jobes- Southold Town Environmental Analyst in charge of the hunting program and de facto member of the Deer Management Task Force
  • Arnold Blair- Nassau Point Property Owners Association Deer Committee and member of the Town Deer Management Task Force.
Find out what the Town is doing to control the deer population and see what you can do to help Learn about the rules and regulations that control hunting methods in Southold.
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