Southampton Town doubles down on affordable housing

April 19, 2017 05:05PM

A 28-unit affordable housing project in Tuckahoe is moving down the pipeline after the Speonk Commons development gained final approval recently. To rise on a 2.6-acre plot, the Tuckahoe project is dubbed Sandy Hollow. Town officials hope to finance the project, along with the 38-unit Speonk Commons, through $30 million worth of tax credits from a New York State Homes and Community Renewal award. Sandy Hollow would contain studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments for middle-income tenants, according to 27East. The project was stalled after preliminary approval in 2014 due to pending review from the Suffolk County Health Department. A housing lottery will likely be conducted this summer, the Southampton Housing Authority told the paper. [27East]