2. Residential zoning: upzoning efforts with the Town
Ever since Brookhaven Town released its 1987 Land Use Plan, the Zoning & Development Committee, the forerunner to the BVA’s current Land Use Committee, worked to have the whole Hamlet upzoned. The committee’s request was for all publicly held lands to be upzoned to A10, all lands along stream corridors to be AS, and the rest of the Hamlet to be A2. See Plate 3.
After several years of working with Town Planning officials and aided by a 1990 Long Island Regional Planning Board study of the Beaver Dam Creek, in July of 1991 the following 436.23 acres were upzoned by the Town Board, (They are listed in the same block format the town used to make its determination. All areas were upzoned from Al to A2 unless otherwise noted):