Today, Thursday, February 28 at 2 p.m. the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will meet for a special work session to discuss the proposed expansion of the Harbor Heights Service Station on Hampton Road in Sag Harbor.
While the meeting is open to the public, only members of the ZBA will be permitted to speak. A public hearing on the Harbor Heights application will continue at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on March 19.
Harbor Heights Service Station owner John Leonard is proposing a 1,842 square-foot building, with a 972 square-foot convenience store within it. Several areas, where goods are not visible, including the bathroom, have not been counted towards the square-footage of the store.
The service station building will also be expanded slightly. Four pump islands with eight fueling positions are proposed under a canopy, as are two new curb cuts into the property, 32 parking spaces and new landscaping.
Leonard needs eight variances from the ZBA, including for the height of the canopy, for setbacks for the building as well as the fuel pumps, for landscape buffers and for the size of the convenience store.
The not-for-profit Save Sag Harbor, along with a number of neighbors and residents, are opposing the plan, primarily citing the size of the expansion.