Bel-Aire Cove Motel in Hampton Bays to be sold for $1.06M

April 10, 2019 04:46PM

The Southampton Town Board voted this week to buy the Bel-Aire Cove Motel in Hampton Bays for $1.06 million and raze the property to prepare it for development, Newsday reported. The long-awaited vote had been in the works since last summer, when local officials sought to buy the establishment from its current owners, who were coping with a variety of code violations ranging from bedbugs to electrical issues. Some Hampton Bays residents had voiced their opposition to the plan and sought to have the property at 20 Shinnecock Road purchased with Community Preservation Fund money, which would have required the land to be returned to its natural state, according to 27east. The 4-1 vote in favor of purchasing the Bel-Aire Cove, which provides low-income housing on a year-round basis, could see it be redeveloped into 12 condominium units or a 22-room boutique hotel, Newsday reported. [Newsday]