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Flanders Hamlet Heritage Area


Please click on the following link to view the Flanders Hamlet Heritage Area Report.

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2390


The definition and purpose of Hamlet Heritage Areas are addressed in Southampton Town's 1999 Comprehensive Plan. Click on the following link and scroll to pages 87-98 to view. 

http://www.southamptontownny.gov/DocumentCenter/Ho...


The Town Code also addresses Hamlet Heritage areas in sections 330-331 and 330-332 as follows;

§ 330-331Hamlet Heritage Resource Areas.

[Added 8-12-2003 by L.L. No. 63-2003]
A.
Heritage resources are man-made objects at least 50 years old that are connected to human activity. These resources could be any buildings used to house human or animal activities, i.e., homes, sheds, garages, mills, barns, agricultural buildings, offices, schools, churches, commercial and public-use buildings. It could be structures such as bridges, canals, roads, docks, fences, monuments and sculptures. It could also be burying grounds, trails, archaeological and commemorative or historic sites. These resources, when grouped together, help convey the special heritage of an area.
B.
Hamlet Heritage Resource Area is an honorary title bestowed in recognition of the special character of a neighborhood, hamlet or area. It honors the properties and the community that has cherished its historic heritage. Properties selected as hamlet heritage resources retain the same current Town rights, uses or regulations. Properties selected as part of Hamlet Heritage Resource Areas are not designated as Town landmarks or Town historic districts. The Hamlet Heritage Resource selection is for honorary purposes only.

§ 330-332Procedure and criteria for selection as heritage resource areas.

[Added 8-12-2003 by L.L. No. 63-2003]
A.
Any person, organization or board of the Town of Southampton may submit an application to the Town Clerk to nominate a man-made object or group of Historic Resources for selection as a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area.
B.
Copies of the application shall be forwarded by the Town Clerk to the Department of Land Management, and the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board for review. Upon a determination of completeness by the Landmarks Board, the Department of Land Management and the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board shall submit an advisory report to the Town Board.
C.
In its advisory report to the Town Board, the following criteria will be considered for selection of a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area by the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board:
(1)
Date of the heritage resource.
(2)
The building style of the structure.
(3)
Compatibility of additions and alterations to the original structure.
(4)
Association of the heritage resource with a significant architect or builder.
(5)
Association of the heritage resource with a prominent person.
D.
The Town Board may schedule a public hearing on the proposed nomination of a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area or publish a notice of complete application and written comment period. A public hearing is not required.
E.
Upon receipt of the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board's advisory report, the Town Board may consider a resolution approving the site selection as a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area.
F.
Upon selection as a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area, the description and the location of the man-made object or group of historic resources so selected as a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area shall be listed in a directory entitled "Heritage Resource Areas" to be maintained by the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board. Said directory shall be maintained on file in the Department of Land Management and the office of the Town Clerk.