I went to the Greenport Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, and encouraged others to go as well, because the agenda for the meeting indicated that TRG was returning for the continuation of the site plan review of the multi-use retail development proposed for the location on Fairview Avenue now occupied by McDonald's. When TRG last appeared before the Greenport Planning Board in July, Ed Stiffler, who chairs the Planning Board, announced that SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) had determined that the Gothic Revival house known as "The Pines" was eligible for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places and was requesting that TRG incorporate the house into its plans for the retail development instead of demolishing it.
Needless to say, I was curious to learn if and how they had done this and also to find out if Aldi's, which is rumored to be moving into the building soon to be vacated by ShopRite, was still to be the anchor store in the development. But alas, after a public hearing on a proposed subdivision at which no one spoke, Stiffler announced that what he called "the Aldi project" would be deferred until October.
The October meeting of the Greenport Planning Board is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.
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