The East Hampton Star, April 29th, 2004

Spaces for stuff on Bunker Hill

By L.G.

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.

The planning board's final approval allows 69 storage units in two above-ground floors and a basement. An asphalt lot with seven parking spaces, including one for the handicapped, and a space where trucks can be loaded and unloaded will also be built. An existing septic system, which serves a house with two accessory structures, will be abandoned and replaced.

Construction will begin after final approval is obtained from the County Health Department and the East Hampton Town Architectural Review Board.

Mr. DiSunno, who owns the property, and his representative, Laurie Wiltshire of Land Planning Services, submitted plans this fall, and a hearing was held on Jan. 7, at which no one from the public spoke.

However, Richard Lupoletti, a planning board member, did express concern about the proposed lighting plan, and the board decided that all lights should be hooded and face downward so as not to disturb neighbors.

A vegetation buffer is also required, and will continue to be required as long as the storage units are in use, regardless of who owns the property.



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