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Land Planning Services in the Press

Driftwood Resort Heads For Rebuild; THE EAST HAMPTON INDEPENDENT

The Driftwood Resort in Napeague is about to undergo changes. The only question for the owners of the condominium complex is, do they want a major renovation, or a tear-down and rebuild? The architect they have brought in, Robert Young of Robert Young Architects, a firm that does high-end design work in both Manhattan and…
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First Permit Under New Rules; THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS

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.
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Proposals All Over The Place; THE EAST HAMPTON STAR

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.
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By the Sea, By the Sea, HAMPTONS COTTAGES AND GARDENS

The 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.
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Generations Plead for a Home; THE EAST HAMPTON STAR

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.
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Shifting Sands; COASTAL LIVING

When 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.
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Building Snags? Call the Expediter; THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

A 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.
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New House Okayed for 9-Acre Lot; THE EAST HAMPTON STAR

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.
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Seinfeld to Go Solar on Further Lane; THE EAST HAMPTON STAR

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.
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How We Got the Restaurant Open for July 4; THE NEW YORK TIMES

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.
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