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LPS in the Press

First Permit Under New Rules

Sag Harbor Express, May 14, 2015

The Sag Harbor Committee passed a milestone of sorts on Monday, May 11, when it agreed to issue a wetlands permit to Luanne de Lessups for second-floor additions to her house at 30 John Street, pending the submission of an updated survey... Read full article


Proposals All Over The Place

The East Hampton Star, October 16, 2014

The substation used by PSEG and the National Grid is on Industrial Road in Montauk on Fort Pond. According to Laurie Wiltshire of Land Planning Services, Marketspan Generation, a company that controls the nonnuclear generating assets of the former Long Island Lighting Company, wants to clear part of the site, putting in clean sand and gravel and an underground layer of plastic to control weeds... Read full article

By the Sea, By the Sea

Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, July 15, 2014

Hamptons Cottages & GardensThe approval process for any East End waterfront building and renovation involves any or all of the following agencies: the Suffolk County health department, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Town Conservation Board in Southampton or its East Hampton equivalent... view article

Generations Plead for a Home

The East Hampton Star, December 26, 2013

Members of one of East Hampton’s founding families made emotional pleas last week to the town board, seeking to have the zoning changed and agricultural protections removed on their 19 acres of farmland so that it could be subdivided into more house lots than currently allowed.... Read full article

Shifting Sands

Coastal Living, April 2013

Shifting SandsWhen Christiane Lemieux and Joshua Young met through mutual friends at a beach house in Amagansett for than 13 years ago, they had no idea what the future held in store for them: a pictureque wedding on the sand, two darling towheaded children, a successful joint business venture... Read full article

Building Snags? Call the Expediter

The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2013

The Wall Street JournalA Developer Alan Khedari bought a hilly lot in Bel Air, Calif., with plans to build a big house on it. Just how big? Ask the expediter. With building permits for single-family homes in the U.S. jumping 24% last year compared with 2011, there has been a resurgence of the behind-the-scenes players who get paid to interpret local building codes and help permits make their way through city hall... Read full article

New House Okayed for 9-Acre Lot

The East Hampton Star, September 27, 2012

Adelaide de Menil, who donated the historic buildings that now form the new Town Hall complex to East Hampton Town, received approval from the town’s zoning board of appeals Tuesday to build a new house for herself on Mile Hill Road in East Hampton overlooking Northwest Harbor.... Read full article

Seinfeld to Go Solar on Further Lane

The East Hampton Star, May 23, 2012

Jerry Seinfeld, creator of the long-running eponymous television sitcom, is going solar at his Further Lane estate in East Hampton. The East Hampton Town Architectural Review Board gave  the go-ahead for two 65-by-10-foot solar arrays on his property on May 10... Read full article

How We Got the Restaurant Open for July 4

The New York Times, July 5, 2011

Tokyo turnips. French radishes. The light and the land of Bridgehampton can grow anything. Lemon balm. Thai basil. When Paul Hamilton is the gardener, throw in sugar snaps and heirloom eggplants... Read full article

Beach Access a Puzzle

The East Hampton Star, September 3, 2009

Among the puzzles posed by global warming and its accompanying sea level rise are the complex issues involving public access to the waterfront. Recently, a rising tide of complaints about and requests for access have been coming before the East Hampton Town Trustees with greater frequency... Read full article

Seek to Ease Beach-Work Permits

The East Hampton Star, February 12, 2009

The East Hampton Town Trustees are considering a change in their permit process to accommodate oceanfront and bay front residents whose properties are threatened by chronic erosion... Read full article

New Plans bring Same Objections to Affordable Housing in East Hampton

The East Hampton Press, November 4, 2008

The owners of a 9-acre property on Oak View Highway in East Hampton tagged for an affordable housing development plan to present the town with a revamped plan for the project later this month... Read full article

Housing Proposal would be First of its Kind Here

East Hampton Press, March 12, 2008

Private 'affordable' plan is in the works
If all goes according to plan for Budd Webb, he might become the first private developer to build affordable housing in East Hampton Town... Read full article

Developer, EH Town Discuss ways to Keep Project in Workforce Hands, March 7, 2008

East Hampton - Reviewing an extensive site plan for the first ever private affordable housing development in the town of East Hampton, the planning board this week appeared enthused with the application, though concerned with the density of the project, the lack of parking, and the need for affordable housing to stay affordable... Read full article

Hitting a Nerve

The East Hampton Press , January 30, 2008

Opposition to the Town Board's proposal to limit house size in proportion to lot size was loud and clear at a public hearing on January 18. Some of it made good sense... Read full article

LIBI members are impressed

The Mortgage Insider, Fall 2007

One of the many bright spots at the first annual LIBI (Lond Island Builders Institute) Educational event held at Gurney's Inn on September 14th & 15th was the panel discussion entitled "Financial Defense Strategies". The LIBI event offered classroom accreditation to those in attendance, as part of the contractors licensing renewal certification by the Town of East Hampton... Read full article

East End leads island's 'Green' energy initiatives

Long Island Business News, June 1-7, 2007

Homeowners, businesses turn to alternative energy sources.
Laurie Wiltshire, owner of Land Planning Services Ltd. in Wainscott, has cut her electric bill in half, and thinks she can shrink it even more... Read full article

A Win-Win in Montauk

The East Hampton Star, April 19, 2007

Bruce Bernacchia received a natural resources special permit and a variance on April 10 from East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to build a 3,416-square-foot, two-story house on a lot on Old West Lake Drive in Montauk after demolishing a smaller, one-story one with an attached garage... Read full article

Wainscott planning office goes solar

Press Release, March 29, 2007

Land Planning Services, Ltd., located at 405 Montauk Highway just east of the Wainscott hamlet, is poised to become the first business in the Town of East Hampton (outside East Hampton Village) to have a solar photovoltaic electric system installed... Read full article

Is the Setting as Historic as the House?

The New York Times, Janurary 23, 2005

ON the South Fork, the specter of a subdivision rising just beyond their own greenswards may give homeowners nightmares. But John Nealon says he is not concerned about newer, bigger mansions overshadowing his own totem of wealth and power, but about local history and an old house few newcomers know about.... Read full article

Spaces for stuff on Bunker Hill

The East Hampton Star, April 29, 2004

A new commercial building with 69 self-storage units got the go-ahead from the East Hampton Town Planning Board on April 21. James DiSunno of Amagansett plans to put the 12,600-square-foot building up on a roughly 25,000-square-foot lot on Bunker Hill Road in that hamlet... Read full article


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