Utility Company builds Employee Housing on newly zoned Briar Patch

January 27-30, 2020, found the Briar Patch property abuzz with cranes, boxes, and professionals putting together what will be two homes for Fishers Island Utility Company employees and their families. A relatively mild morning for January found the boxes for 3/4 of the first housing structure moved into position before noon, and the last box and the roof were in place, and completely shingled, by quitting time.

The front porches, rear decks, and both of the 2 car garages will be stick-built by Connecticut Homes. BD did the plumbing and electrical work in preparation for the building’s box delivery. Other companies onsite included Connecticut Valley Homes, Industrial Engineers with the crane from Uncasville, CT, and Set Connectors from Norway, ME.

Building Specs:
Total living space is 3,960 SQFT. for the 2 units
Total building length, end to end including garages, is 103′ wide; total depth including porch and deck it is 47′; and 26′ 10″ tall
Separate driveways

Each Unit:
Total living space is 1,980 SQFT.
Each unit is 27′ 6″ wide (street frontage), 36′ deep (front to back door)
1st floor includes a Kitchen, Living room, Dining Room, Den, and 1/2 bath
2nd floor includes 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths
Front porch, 24′ wide x 5′ deep
Back Deck, 18′ wide x 8′ deep
2 car garage, 24′ x 24′
Attic
Crawl space with utilities access

In March 2019, a local Law Resolution RES-2019-224 was passed to change the property zoning of the parcel known as SCTM #1000-6-6-20.8, from R-80 (Residential) to HD (Hamlet Density).

According to the Town of Southold’s Change of Zoning Enactment Resolution 2019-224, “…the applicant [Fishers Island Utility Company] intended to use any dwelling units built on the subject property as housing for full-time year-round residents of Fishers Island”, and it is the intent of the Utility Company to house company employees, specifically journey lineman and their families.

The positions remain open and the job description details can be FOUND HERE

Journey Lineman Job Description & Link

Following are some photos of the build the last week of January 2020. More will be added as progress continues. Click any photo to see a larger version or to scroll through the album. Photo credit: Jane T. Ahrens

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