The Real Deal New York

Stalled preservation push may mean more resi development in Amagansett 

August 24, 2016 04:53PM

Part of the Bistrian family's land in

Part of the Bistrian family’s land in Amagansett (Credit: East Hampton Town)

Long-time East End residents the Bistrian family say they have “no choice but to proceed” with residential development on 30 acres of Amagansett farmland after a whopping 35 years of failed preservation negotiations with the town. The land in question lies just north of the hamlet’s Main Street and is zoned for two-acre residential lots, though there are some development restrictions as it’s also an agricultural zone. At issue is the price East Hampton is willing to pay for the land, which the Bistrians claim is not fair market value. A town rep said this week that preserving the land was a priority, so we’ll check back on that in oh, another few decades or so. [EHS] — Cathaleen Chen