Renovations proposed for 200-year-aged Outdated Mill cafe internet site in Mattituck


The recent operator of the former Outdated Mill cafe is searching for variances to expand and renovate the 200-12 months-previous Mattituck developing, arguing that proposed variations are essential for its preservation.

The home is now owned by an LLC shaped by Anthony Martignetti, a outstanding restaurateur in New York Town, wherever he and his brother Tom co-possess a number of eateries downtown and on the East Aspect.

In accordance to a discover of disapproval from the town’s constructing division, the proposed prepare drastically oversteps property setback and most large amount coverage prerequisites at the web site — a previous grist mill designed in 1821 that up until not too long ago had been running as a cafe.

Polices require the home to have garden setbacks of at the very least 35 toes in entrance and 25 ft at the rear and sides. The proposed system indicated a entrance property setback of 10 inches, a facet garden setback of zero ft and a rear yard setback of 8 inches. In addition, the proposed restaurant creating would address 69.1% of the assets, more than two times the 30% optimum permitted lot coverage. According to the applicant’s task description, having said that, the proposed improvements would lessen present making protection.

“The Applicant is primarily asking this Board to bless the existing footprint of the Previous Mill,” a doc outlining reasons for the attractiveness stated. “While the setback reduction sought may perhaps be mathematically considerable, it is not practically sizeable considering the fact that it will only permit what has been on the web page for 200 years to continue being. As for great deal protection, the proposed improvements will actually result in a minimize from the present 73.7% good deal protection to 69.1%.”

Representatives for the proprietor argued that “in get to maintain this venerable area treasure,” the two-story part of the current setting up really should be elevated 4.5 feet to accomplish FEMA compliance, and the current steel and timber substructure must be strengthened and replaced. The proposal also calls for changing the present a person-story part of the developing with a porch and decking.

“A compact location of current improvements lie in just the adjacent 1,365 SF easement area which is obtainable to the Applicant in conjunction with its use and occupancy of the premises,” the appeal states, afterwards adding, “This parcel is potentially the most constrained parcel in the City of Southold. There is no conceivable way to restore the Aged Mill with no the requested variance reduction.” 

The attraction further more argues that renovations to the Outdated Mill, which is somewhat isolated from close by household buildings, would “have a positive influence on the physical conditions in the surrounding community” and “strengthen the character of the community for many years to appear.” The restaurant use would not adjust, according to the paperwork. 

Mr. Martignetti’s corporation, North Fork Job LLC, ordered the parcel for $620,000 in April 2019, genuine estate records show. He could not be achieved for remark this week.

The grist mill operated at the website from 1821 to close to 1910, when it turned a tavern. It was afterwards expanded to incorporate a restaurant eating place. The making also contains residing house.