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EPCAL ‘qualified and eligible’ hearing postponed due to storm forecast

An overflow crowd turned out for the EPCAL 'qualified and eligible sponsor' hearing in town hall Feb. 27, prompting the town to seek larger quarters for part two of the hearing. File photo: Denise Civiletti

Due to the winter storm warning in effect for tomorrow and the anticipated heavy snow that will impact the region, the continuation of the public hearing on the sale of land at the Calverton Enterprise Park to Calverton Aviation Technology is postponed to Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m., Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith announced this afternoon.

The hearing next Monday will be held at Pulaski Street Elementary School, located at 300 Pulaski St., to provide larger accommodations than those available at Riverhead Town Hall.

The town in December approved an agreement with Calverton Aviation Technology, a joint venture of Triple Five Realty-I and Luminati Aerospace, to sell 1,644 acres of vacant land at the Calverton Enterprise Park for $40 million. The agreement is subject to the determination by the Riverhead Town Board that the purchaser is a “qualified and eligible sponsor” as required by state law for the lease or sale of property in an urban renewal zone. See prior story.

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Denise Civiletti
Denise is a veteran local reporter and editor, an attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a “writer of the year” award from the N.Y. Press Association in 2015. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website. Email Denise.