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Consultants plot changes to East Hampton’s commercial districts in order to combat rising sea levels

May 09, 2018 01:56PM

The East Hampton Town Board is weighing plans to adapt the five-hamlet town to rising seal levels. In Montauk, they hope to preserve the downtown, but move some shoreline businesses to other areas. Consultants also proposed redesigning Wainscott to give its commercial district a more consistent look. They cited the downtown’s present mishmash of commercial spaces that have parking in front and those that have parking in the back as something that could be streamlined. The board will also decide when to present the plans to the public for further comment. [East Hampton Star]