Southampton considers new demolition rules for historic landmarks

February 08, 2017 06:07PM

Southampton planning staff recently proposed two changes regarding the demolition and construction of historic structures, 27East reported. One would draw a distinction between demolition permits for interiors and exteriors. Notably, it would mean homeowners making changes to the interiors wouldn’t require a full demolition permit.  The second change would set 1941 as the date on or before which structures are built that would necessitate review from the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board. Under current law, any structure that’s “75 years old or older” requires review. No date has been set for the public hearing on the changes. [27East]