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Comprehensive plan update

Draft comprehensive plan update document released; comment period ends March 15

by Feb 17, 2024
Riverhead Town has released a preliminary draft of the comprehensive plan update document prepared by BFJ Planning. View or download it here. Comment period ends March 15.

Comp plan update workshop: Community members comment on plan’s preliminary goals

by Dec 18, 2023
A crowd of more than 50 people went to Riverhead Town Hall on Wednesday to share their thoughts on preliminary goals and recommendations for the town’s comprehensive plan update.

Public input sought on draft recommendations for comprehensive plan update, public workshop set for Dec. 13 at Town Hall

by Nov 19, 2023
The purpose of the Dec. 13 workshop is to test draft recommendations with the public before the draft document is presented to the public, according to town officials.

Planning consultants brief town on proposals to revise industrial zoning, revamp transfer of development rights program

by Sep 19, 2023
Responding to community concerns about the nature and amount of industrial development in Calverton, planners are recommending zoning changes to reduce industrial development density and update rules for modern warehouse development and other uses.

Westchester developer interested in building spa and beach resort on L.I. Sound in Riverhead

by Jul 26, 2023
A Westchester-based developer is looking to build a '5-star resort' on the Long Island Sound in Riverhead and has met with Town Board members and other officials to discuss the idea.

A vision for Riverhead Town: Planners present draft vision statement, give update on work so far

by Jul 19, 2023
The vision for Riverhead: "a vibrant and sustainable community that balances economic growth, environmental stewardship, and quality of life for all residents." Town's planners give update on work done on comp plan update so far.

Industrial development, especially warehouses and EPCAL plans, are on residents’ minds at workshop with planners Saturday morning

by Apr 22, 2023
Riverhead held the first of two public workshops on the comprehensive plan update today at the Suffolk Theater. About 90 people turned out to hear the planners' present issues and participate in breakout group discussions.

A fresh start: Riverhead hosts Saturday meeting, hoping to boost public participation in planning for the community’s future

by Apr 19, 2023
The town's new planning consultants will conduct their first public outreach meeting Saturday morning. They are hoping to get more community members involved in the process. Second article in a series focusing on the comprehensive plan update.

Riverhead Town wants your input: Workshop on comprehensive plan update set for April 22

by Mar 31, 2023
The public is invited to a workshop on Riverhead’s comprehensive plan update on Saturday, April 22 at the Suffolk Theater on Main Street.

Riverhead’s comprehensive plan update: where it stands, where it’s going and why you should care

by Mar 24, 2023
The ideas and actions in the weeks and months ahead will, quite literally, shape the future of the Town of Riverhead — and perhaps the region — for the next quarter century or more. News analysis. (First in a series.)