The owner of an 11.8-acre parcel at 8 Five Rod Highway in Wainscott received final approval to build two houses on it from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals at June 3 meeting at Town Hall. Two houses on a single lot are prohibited under the zoning code, but an exception was made in this case because the lot was itself created in the subdivision of a 19-acre parcel approved by the town planning board in 1983.
The 11.8-acre lot is in an area with five-acre residential zoning, but dividing it in half was precluded, according to Denise Schoen, the attorney for the owner, Jeff T. Blau, by the earlier subdivision. The board agreed.
Mr. Blau owns the adjacent property at 9 Five Rod Highway, and has approval to put a house on it. He now will be able to have a compound of three houses in close proximity near Wainscott Pond.