Southampton-based developer Ed Broidy will have to meet with members of the Southold Town Architectural Review Committee before members of the will again review his plans for a three-store shopping center proposed for Pike Street in Mattituck.
Broidy’s plans for a 2,475 square-foot mix-use building consisting of two storefronts for a retail store and a restaurant to be built on about a quarter-acre parcel on the north side of Pike Street just east of Love Lane have been before the Planning Board since 2010. Broidy’s company, T.K. Alpha, bought the small parcel in 2009.
At a Planning Board work sessionon Monday, Town Planner Brian Cummings read Broidy what the architectural review committee wanted changed in his current proposed design for the shopping center: a redesign that would fit in with the character of the small hamlet, constructed with maritime material — Broidy’s current brick design was deemed too urban by the committee, Cummings said.
“This has an urban style,” he said. “This is not Love Lane, it’s Pike Street, which is a transitional point into a residential area.”
Broidy argued that his current Colonial brick design did fit in with the character of the area. Planning Board Chairman Don Wilenski said that to meet with and listen to the Architectural Review Committee at their scheduled meeting on Thursday would not hold up Broidy’s project, which also had a public hearing at Monday’s public Planning Board meeting.
Michael Herbert, a local realtor and Mattituck resident who has lived on Pike street since 1985, said at the public hearing that he was still concerned about parking at the proposed shopping center, which includes eight off-site parking spaces.
“I wrote a letter because I am concerned, with all the activity on Love Lane and now on Pike Street with the palates exercise studio,” Herbert said. “And halfway down Pike Street is actually zoned no parking. I think it’s already difficult and dangerous for those driving downtown and for the to navigate through there.”
At work session, Planning Board members also pointed out that the Suffolk Department of Health approved a bagel shop with only five seats — not the 16 seats that Broidy wanted.
Planning Director Heather Lanza recommended that Broidy, in addition to meeting with the architectural review committee, also meet again with the health department.
“We just have to make sure that what we approve matches what the health department approves,” Lanza said.