Downtown workforce housing project draws 901 applicants for 45 apartments

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The new workforce housing rental apartment development in the final stages of construction on West Main Street drew 20 applications for every available apartment. The developer held a lottery today in Riverhead Town Hall to rank the applicants.

Peconic Crossing seeking applications for workforce housing apartments

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Developers of Peconic Crossing in downtown Riverhead are readying 45 new workforce housing apartments for rental. The units will be available to tenants who meet income limits, with preference given to artists.

Preservation fund revenues rise in 2017, up 8.3 percent in Riverhead

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Real estate transfer tax revenues in 2017 reached the fourth highest total in the 19-year history of the program, Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced this week.

Demolition begins to make way for Riverview Lofts workforce housing development in downtown Riverhead

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Demolition crews began tearing down the buildings on two properties along McDermott Avenue and Main Street where a five-story mixed-use building will be constructed.

Second quarter home sales surge in Riverhead, boosting CPF tax revenues

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Second quarter sales in Riverhead Town topped $51 million, an increase of almost 19 percent over the second quarter of 2016.

State buys 38 acres in Manorville pine barrens, adding to Otis Pike Preserve

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The state has purchased a 38-acre parcel in the Central Pine Barrens core preservation area in Manorville for $945,000.

Riverhead gains its second downtown historic district: neighborhood north of Main Street recognized by state

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The State Board for Historic Preservation approved the addition of the Second and Ostrander historic district to the state and federal registers of historic places, opening up opportunities for large tax credits for improvements to buildings within the district.

Former home of beloved Riverhead doctor returns to its roots in medicine

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A unique professional space breathes new life into a Riverhead house that once belonged to a beloved doctor.

Riverhead strikes deal to sell former Grumman property to Luminati Aerospace

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Luminati will pay the town $40 million cash for the town's remaining acreage at the Calverton Enterprise Park, where it will build commercial and military ultralight unmanned aircraft.

Housing on Route 58? Riverhead considers zoning changes to save farmland, boost commercial corridor

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Riverhead Town is considering sweeping zoning code changes intended to boost farmland preservation by allowing residential development in the Route 58 commercial corridor.
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