A Southampton Village Board public hearing is scheduled Thursday on a proposed revision to the zoning law to allow for grocery stores to be built in the highway business zone — a plan nearby grocers are not happy with.
The legislation would affect just nine parcels, one of which — the site of a former car dealership at the corner of Flying Point Road and Hampton Road — is already being eyed for a supermarket.
With large supermarkets in both and , a short drive from the village, Schmidt said the village doesn't need a 20,000-square-foot grocery store.
Southampton Village is also served by a on Jagger Lane.
Passing the law does not mean a supermarket would be automatically approved, Village Mayor Mark Epley noted. It would have to go through the normal process with the planning board and, because it would be considered a "special exception use," also need the green light from the village board.
According to Epley, residents have embraced the idea of a new option in the village for grocery shopping.
The public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at .
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