As Southold continues working on its comprehensive plan - Southold 2020 - the Southold Town Board took about a half hour on Tuesday morning to discuss affordable housing options on the North Fork, one of several chapters in the works in the long-term planning document.
The board acknowledged Southold's aging population, and questioned whether the affordable units would be geared toward young families or those 55 and over.
Councilwoman Jill Doherty said she wanted to see hard numbers as to who needs the affordables, while Councilman Chris Talbot suggested there was a need for apartments for young people not yet ready to purchase homes.
Supervisor Scott Russell pointed to Riverhead - which is currently - and said many Southold retirees are downsizing and moving to the retirement communities along Middle Road.
We're curious what you think. Does Southold need more affordable housing? If so, how should town leaders go about planning for it?
Sandy Martocchia contributed to this report.