Southampton weighs buying site of proposed Tuckahoe shopping center for land preservation

October 17, 2017 02:46PM

A patch of land in Tuckahoe that was once slated to be part of a shopping center may be preserved as open space. Southampton Town officials are looking to purchase the 7-acre parcel on County Road 39 using a fund for preservation, according to 27east. Developers Lance Nill, Lyle Pike and Robert Morrow had proposed the controversial Tuckahoe shopping center for the property, which includes the parcel, however a change of zoning application for the project was pulled in April after years of resistance from nearby residents, the report said. A hearing on the purchase is planned for November 14 at 1 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall. [Newsday]