Walsh Park Change of Zone Petition for FI School Property

Please be advised that a Change of Zone Application has been submitted by Martin D. Finnegan, Esq. on behalf of  Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation on December 5, 2019.  The Application in its’ entirety may be viewed in Laserfiche: Town Clerk; Change of Zone; Pending; Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation. Click the link here:

Elizabeth A. Neville, MMC
Southold Town Clerk, Registrar of Vital Statistics
Records Management Officer; FOIL Officer, Marriage Officer
PO Box 1179, Southold, NY 11971
Tel. 631 765-1800, Ext. 228
Fax 631 765-6145
Cell 631 466-6064

Fort Wright block in discussion bordered by Whistler Ave (main road) on far right, Equestrian at top, and Winthrop Drive at left. See lot map and building plans submitted below.

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COZ Application & Letters submitted For and Against WP Letters re: School Land Project Ft. Wright Neighbors Letters re: WP/FISchool Property

Letter for the record should be sent to Elizabeth Neville; Comments and suggestions may also be sent to:

Southold Town Board
c/o Elizabeth A. Neville, Southold Town Clerk
PO Box 1179
Southold, NY 11971
Email Elizabeth Neville: E.Neville@town.southold.ny.us
Email Louisa Evans: lpevans06390@gmail.com
Email Mere Doyen: finy.southold@gmail.com

Walsh Park Board Members
c/o Matthew Edwards, Program Manager
90 Crescent Ave., #684
Fishers Island, NY 06390
Email Walsh Park: Matt Edwards medwards@walshpark.org
Email Ellen Harvey: edixonharvey@hotmail.com
Email Ned Carlson: ned.carlson@gmail.com
Email Andrew Burr: aburr@chiltoninc.com

Southold Town Planning Board
c/o Jessica Michaelis, Planning Department Office Assistant
Town of Southold
54375 NYS Route 25
P.O. Box 1179
Southold, NY 11971
Email Jessica Michaelis: JessicaM@southoldtownny.gov
Email Pierce Rafferty: prafferty@fishersisland.net
Email Heather Lanza: heather.lanza@town.southold.ny.us

Zoning Board of Appeals
c/o Kim E. Fuentes
Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals
Town of Southold
54375 Main Road
P.O. Box 1179
Southold, NY  11971
E-mail: kimf@southoldtownny.gov

Of Note: Environmental Assessment Form
This document includes the Project Information including the Site Description.
Description of Action: Change of zoning classification for a portion of the subject property from R-40 to Hamlet Density. Property is currently split zoned R-40 and Hamlet Density (HD). Change of zone is sought to clear the way for a four (4) lot subdivision of the existing parcel to create a 2.4 acre parcel for the development of multi-family housing. ~ Source: Environmental Assessment Form, Page 2

Project Description: Total acreage of project area: 3.83 acres. Total acreage owned and to be developed is 2.4 acres containing 4 two-family housing units of 2-story high, 33′ wide and 42′ long including 16 proposed off-street parking spaces. ~ Source: Environmental Assessment Form, Page 3 & 5

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A Note from Walsh Park 12/9/19: In reference to the map on file; “It should be noted that this is not the proposed plan but an example of what might be done. Walsh Park is using this old site plan* simply as a placeholder and formality to submit with the application, rather than spending a lot of money now on a new plan without knowing whether the zoning can get changed. As has been discussed recently, Hamlet Density would allow 10 units but Walsh Park is not proposing that many units.”

“We do not know yet, what development plan we will ultimately pursue for this property, but it is necessary for us to proceed with the zoning request at this time in order to confirm the viability of the project. We will be sharing a broader communication shortly, but we want to assure everyone that no decisions have been made on the size, number, and scale of the development. The site plan and the description of four 2 family homes are placeholders in the application to indicate what could potentially be built under the requested zoning. Any decisions in that regard will only be made after further analysis, review, and engagement with the community and surrounding landowners. And, only if we receive the zoning change requested. If we do not, Walsh Park will not be pursuing a purchase of the property.” ~ Source: WP Board

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