Peconic Land Trust Issues Request for Proposals for the Sale of a 14.94-Acre Farmstead in Mattituck

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October 7, 2022

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John v.H. Halsey, President of the Peconic Land Trust, is pleased to announce the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for sale of an approximately 14.94-acre farmstead in Mattituck. The Trust acquired the property in June of 2022 – the Town of Southold holds a Development Rights Easement on the farmland.

The parcel contains approximately 12.2-acres of protected fallow farmland, an approximately 2.05-acres attached residential development area with a small seasonal cottage, and approximately 0.69-acres of unbuildable buffer. It is zoned R-80. The property has historically been farmed for the past 50+ years, but has laid fallow for approximately 10-years.

The property, which we refer to as the Deep Hole Creek parcel, was the subject of a fundraising campaign by the Trust to acquire the land. Over 115 donors supported the farmland conservation. It was through the community efforts that the Town of Southold agreed to partner by purchasing the farmland’s development rights. (

The Trust will sell the property to a conservation buyer subject to additional restrictions. Responses to the RFP must be submitted by Friday, November 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

About the Peconic Land Trust

Founded in 1983, Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since its inception, the nonprofit Trust has worked conscientiously with landowners, communities, municipalities, partner organizations, and donors, to conserve over 13,000 acres of land on Long Island. The Trust’s professional staff carries out the necessary research and planning to identify and implement alternatives to outright development. While working to conserve the productive farms, watersheds, woodlands, and beachfront of Long Island, the Trust is also protecting the unique rural heritage and natural resources of the region. For more information about the Peconic Land Trust, visit

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