Building two over-sized boat storage buildings,
52,500 sq ft and 49,000 sq ft, that will each be 45’ tall
(set on a 10’ elevation) standing 18’ higher than
any other building on the Strong's Yacht Center property.
The project as planned will impact a 33-acre
wooded lot on Mattituck Inlet adjacent to Mill
Road Preserve, a 25-acre public woodlands.
As planned, the Strong's Marine project will:
• Cut down over 630 mature trees
• Haul away a hill of sand (134,000 cubic yards)
over narrow local roads, exacerbating
an already unsafe residential traffic issue
• Replace nearly four acres of a native forest
with warehouses for yacht storage
• Remove a natural feature that protects
against the effects of climate change
• Impact a significant coastal fish and wildlife habitat
• Potential impacts of strip-mining the hillside and destroying the forest areas
• Surface water pollution
• Disruption of ground water, flooding, run-off, erosion
• Destruction of plant and animal ecosystems
• Diminishment of the aesthetic character of the
• Pedestrian safety during the months long excavation and construction
• Destruction of local roads by many oversized trucks
Watch what a Feller Buncher looks like to the left.
The total amount of sand to be removed and sold is approximately 134,000 cubic yards. This video is an example of small excavation.
This video was taken near a single family home in Mattituck, down the street from the Strong's Yacht Center. This was only a few trucks. 4,500 loads will be over 9,000 truck trips - a truck every 7 minutes - just for the excavation phases.
Representative video (from a concerned resident of another town) of what it looks like when heavy construction and excavation equipment is trucked in and out of small residential areas using large trucks and trailers.
This video example shows how retaining wall blocks are trucked to a site and unloaded.
This video shows a storage building fire at a professionally run marina in Toledo, MI. These were heated buildings that were 10' shorter that the ones being proposed. The developer is proposing building even bigger sheds and heating them too, using 8,000 gallons of propane. You can see how this fire spread. Thankfully, everyone was ok. It was a good thing these buildings were not located in a heavily wooded residential area.
developer clearing site w/o permit (click next below)Download PDF
We were also joined by Louise Harrison from Save the Sound, who gave an overview of the SEQRA process
Reminder - the 2nd public hearing on the Strong's Storage Buildings will be on 6/5 @ 6pm at Southold Town Hall. Bring your comments or submit them ahead. Click below for more info on how to Take Action!