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Hearings end on Canoe Place Inn site in Hampton Bays

Canoe Place Inn is located in Hampton Bays.

Canoe Place Inn is located in Hampton Bays. This photo was taken April 20, 2011. Credit: Randee Daddona

A long series of public hearings in Southampton on plans to redevelop the historic Canoe Place Inn property in Hampton Bays ended Tuesday, with the town board saying that after five public hearings going back to September, it was time to let developers respond to the nearly 50 issues residents raised.

The board unanimously voted to close its public hearing on a proposal by R Squared Real Estate Partners, a Manhattan-based development firm that has controlled the property since 2004. They want to create a special Planned Development District to renovate the inn, add a 350-seat catering facility, a 70-seat restaurant and housing on the east and west sides of the Shinnecock Canal.

The developers plan to respond to the public comments in their Final Environmental Impact Statement, which town officials expect to get in late April or early May. The town’s planning department will then review that FEIS, which will lead to another round of public comments on the final zoning proposal. That is not expected until at least June.

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