Planning Board Likes Long Wharf Rehab Plan

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A rendering of proposed plans to improve Long Wharf. Courtesy of Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects

About 10 months after the Sag Harbor Planning Board heard a presentation on plans to rehabilitate Long Wharf, the board — with two new members appointed since that presentation — offered favorable feedback on the plan on Tuesday.

The plan includes a new steel bulkhead, a new drainage system, repaving, better pedestrian access and a new public space at the end of the wharf. A handful of parking spaces would be lost.

Kathy Eiseman, an environmental consultant from the engineering firm Nelson, Pope and Voorhis, had asked the board for its opinion so she can bring it to the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees on October 9.

Planning board member Kay P. Lawson, who was appointed shortly after the original presentation, requested the village consider the timing of the project, estimated to span about 10 months, so that it avoids affecting the summer season as much as possible.

“They’re starting to talk about that,” Ms. Eiseman replied.

“This gets a thumbs-up from me,” said John Shaka, who was appointed to the board earlier this month.

Interim board chairman Neil Slevin directed Ms. Eiseman to tell the village trustees that the “planning board is positive about this and looks forward to its completion.”

Two big-ticket items on the agenda Tuesday — the continuation of public hearings on a lot line modification and site plan approval for developer Jay Bialsky’s proposed condominium development at 2 West Water Street — were not discussed in depth. The planning board closed the lot line hearing, as attorney Tiffany Scarlato said that component was basically unchanged, and the board held over the site plan hearing to its October 23 meeting pending additional changes to the plans.

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