Southold Board Approves One-Year Hotel Moratorium 

The Southold Town Board unanimously voted to implement a one-year moratorium on the review, approval and issuance of permits for new resorts, hotels and motels on June 18.

The moratorium was driven by growing concerns among residents and civic organizations about the impact of unchecked development on Southold’s infrastructure and environment. Southold Town is currently updating its zoning code, a process expected to be completed by March 2025. This update is anticipated to include significant revisions to regulations concerning hotels and other transient housing establishments.