Core Preservation Area Estimated Parcel Status by Ownership and Land Use as of January 1, 2004
Listings are in acres.  Please see "Notes" section below for guidance in interpreting these figures.
(Land areas can be converted to metric measure of hectares (ha)
by using the conversion formula of 2.471 acres = 1 ha)
(Pdf version available here.)
   .
Ownership/
Land Use
Town of Brookhaven
Town of Riverhead
Town of Southampton
Total
Protected Lands
Suffolk County 
New York State 
USA 
Town 
Nature Conservancy
Miscellaneous Private
PBC Easements
Total
.
6,401.15 
8,885.61 
2,528.15 
945.67 

27.08 
371.12 
19,158.78 
.
1,911.62 
1,118.53 
59.80 
58.10 

36.73 
3,184.78 
.
11,737.57 
3,475.34 
182.20 
730.14 
178.09 
178.09 
72.60 
16,554.03 
.
20,050.33 
13,479.48 
2,710.35 
1,735.61 
236.19 
205.16 
480.45 
38,897.59 
Developed Lands
by Land Use Code 
Residential (200) 
Commercial (400) 
Entertainment (500) 
Commercial Services (600) 
Industrial (700) 
Private Club (900) 
Total

 
797.87 
192.65 
172.31 
5,278.65 
76.58 
6,518.06 

 
175.50 
22.68 
522.19 
20.58 
72.60 
813.55 

 
378.14 
122.89 
283.80 
415.83 
100.00 
1,300.66 

 
1,351.51 
338.22 
978.30 
5,694.48 
120.58 
149.18 
8,632.27 
Utilities / Transportation
(800) 
LIPA / Keyspan 
Long Island Railroad 
SC Water Authority 
Drainage 
Verizon 
Radio / TV 
Airport 
Total

 
47.58 
7.45 
79.10 
3.15 
2.30 
10.00 
149.58 

 
17.05 

600.00 
617.05 

 
48.71 
9.40 
25.04 
4.20 
42.82 
175.00 
305.17 

 
96.29 
33.90 
104.14 
3.15 
6.50 
52.82 
775.00 
1,071.80 
Agricultural (100)
336.37 
56.81 
139.89 
533.07 
Grandfathered Parcels
63.71 
112.51 
176.22 
Hardship Exemptions
71.16 
8.30 
310.45 
389.91 
Roadfront Exemptions 
51.08 
54.41 
54.13 
159.62 
Private, Vacant, Unprotected (300) Not Included in Above Categories
(See chart below for breakdown.)
1,240.05 
472.85 
2,064.66 
3,777.56 
Grand Totals
27,588.79 
5,207.75 
20,841.50 
53,638.04 

 
 
Vacant Core Area Lands (Category 300) By Parcel Size
Parcel Size
Brookhaven
Riverhead
Southampton
Total
 
Number
of
parcels
Acres
Number
of
parcels
Acres
Number
of
parcels
Acres
Number
of
parcels
Acres
0 to 0.99
381
112.18
81
20.98
836
241.63
1298
374.79
1.00 to 4.99
60
120.53
10
20.07
256
417.63
326
558.23
5.00 to 19.99
16
162.90
3
28.80
35
381.04
54
572.74
20.00 to 49.99
12
371.85
0
0
13
402.06
25
773.91
50.00 to 99.99
6
354.59
0
0
3
208.36
9
562.95
>= 100.00
1
118.00
1
403.00
2
413.94
4
934.94
Total
476
1240.05
95
472.85
1145
2064.66
1716
3777.56

 
 
Core Area Land Use Notes
1
Core area parcel list and associated data were received from the Tax Assessors of the three towns.  Parcels with known acreage errors based on subsequent analysis have been corrected.  Additionally, some parcels were originally coded as Core but were subsequently determined to be in the Compatible Growth Area.
2
Protected lands are defined as all lands held for conservation purposes.  In Suffolk County this includes nature preserve, parkland and other categories defined by the County.  Lands donated to the County are also listed as "protected" and are as per data received from the Suffolk County Division of Real Estate.
3
Agricultural lands include active and fallow farmland as well as preserved farms pursuant to the purchase of development rights under other Town and County preservation programs.
4
Grandfathered parcels are those for which there exists a residential development project that has been determined by the Commission to be exempt from its jurisdiction by virtue of previous approvals as per the definition of "development" in ECL 57-0107(13)(ix).
5
Neither actual built roadways, nor unimproved ("paper") roads in the Core area have been counted in this summary, as they are not assigned tax map parcel numbers, nor acreages.  It is estimated that there may be approximately 3,00 acres +/- of such roads in the Core area.  
6
Not all parcels which have received core hardship exemptions have subsequently been built upon.  A list of core area permits which have been issued by the Commission are available at this link.
7
"Roadfront exemptions" (i.e., "Core area residential exemption parcels") are those upon which the construction of one single family home is not subject to the Commission's jurisdiction, as per  the definition of "development" in ECL 57-0107(13)(x).  That section of the law refers to the list in the Central Pine Barrens Plan, as amended through February 2001.  See this link for a separate file containing this parcel list.  Only some of these parcels have actually been built upon.
8
Land use codes are from the Property Type Classification and Ownership Codes produced by the State Board of Equalization and Assessment (Albany, NY, 1990; now known as the Office of Real Property Services) and show current uses.
9
Periodically, parcels may shift from certain land use categories into a public, protected status.  For instance, the owner of a large parcel with a house on it may sell the remaining lot area for preservation.  Hence, the vacant ("300 series" category) may not be proportionally lowered.