This coming Tuesday, the Southold Town Civic Associations will be making a presentation at a public meeting of the Town Board on the ever-increasing house sizes in Southold. The presentation will include our joint proposal for limiting house size in Southold, something that almost all other East End towns have enacted. (East End Beacon article)

Over five years ago, the Orient Association surveyed our membership on nine propositions related to the Comprehensive Plan to identify priorities for the community. Limiting house size emerged as a major priority. The survey with vote tally is here. As many of you are aware, the issue continues to be a concern.

We are jointly requesting changes to the Zoning Code in order to preserve the rural and small-town feel of Southold Town. Here is the letter to the editor of the Suffolk Times requesting action on house size in Southold before it is too late. Below are more details about Tuesday’s event and a joint statement from the Civics. Please join us and share your opinions with the Town Board.

The zoom link for the meeting is available on the Southold Town website here:

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