The Real Deal New York

East Hampton residents don’t see eye-to-eye on proposed zoning change

November 30, 2016 04:55PM

East Hampton Town residents are still scratching their heads over a measure that would reduce the house-to-lot ratio for new construction. “Let’s stop trying to restrict the size of housing and the attractiveness of the area to people,” Jeffrey Freireich, the head of the East Hampton Business Alliance, said at the town board hearing Thursday, East Hampton Star reported. Others disagreed. “I believe it should be more far-reaching,” said East Hampton resident and Brown Harris Stevens broker Ed Geus. “You must keep pushing as hard as possible to keep it the town we know and love.” The proposed law would limit the size of a residence to be 10 percent of the lot plus 1,600 square feet, with a maximum size of 20,000 square feet. Current code restricts building to 12 percent of the lot, plus 1,600 square feet. [EHS] — Cathaleen Chen