The Southampton Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing November 8 at 6 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall to hear comments from the community on a plan for the expansion of T.J. Maxx, a discount retailer in the Bridgehampton Commons, the shopping center owned by Kimco Realty on Montauk Highway and Snake Hollow Road.
The board deemed the developer’s site plan application complete during its October 11 meeting, and voted 7-0 to set the public hearing. The planning board had initially rejected the T.J. Maxx application on March 9, saying it needed more information, which it then received on September 25 and October 9.
The planning board’s vote to set a public hearing followed an October 4 decision by the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to approve multiple variances the project needed, including a specific type of variance for a 17,009-square-foot expansion of the existing, nonconforming 152,512-square-foot building and others for a front yard setback for a proposed canopy and additional lot coverage.
The planning board in August completed a state-mandated environmental review of the project, concluding that it would not have a significant negative impact.
The Sag Harbor Expresspreviously reported the T.J. Maxx expansion, which would allow Kimco Realty to open a sister store, Marshall’s, has thus far been opposed by at least one community group, the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee. The CAC objected to the expansion based on what it perceived as a lack of parking spaces in the shopping center already.