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Comprehensive plan

Death by a million trucks

Guest column: The tens of thousands of trucks that will move to and from the multiple logistics and distribution centers planned in Riverhead, will make our already unsafe air quality much worse.

What’s the point of updating the comp plan if runaway massive development can continue while the plan is being written?

The town must hit the pause button on all development while it finishes the comprehensive plan update begun in January 2020. The delay in its completion has allowed too many massive developments to move forward under outdated land use rules.

Town Board discusses consultants’ ideas for easing Sound Avenue traffic congestion

The town board Thursday discussed the traffic consulting firm's recommendations for potential solutions to traffic on Sound Avenue, including the unpopular idea of a two-way center turning lane.

Traffic consultants: Add two-way center turning lane on Sound Avenue to ease congestion

The Town of Riverhead’s traffic planning consultants, hired in connection with the comprehensive plan update, have proposed widening Sound Avenue from about 28 feet to about 43 feet in order to create a two-way center turning lane and a five-foot bike lane on both sides of the roadway.

Civic groups press for moratorium pending completion of comp plan update, find no support on town board

The six civic associations active in the Town of Riverhead are asking the town board to enact a moratorium pending completion of the long-delayed comprehensive plan update, citing the number and scope of new development applications being filed while planning continues.

Planners to provide update on comprehensive plan progress Monday; third round of public outreach meetings scheduled

Riverhead Town’s lead planner and planning consultants will discuss their progress on the update to the town's comprehensive plan during the fourth...

Riverhead’s top planner says he’s never experienced weekend traffic on Sound Avenue or visited town beaches and wineries

Riverhead Town’s chief planner, who is leading the town’s comprehensive plan update, says he’s never personally experienced the heavy traffic on Sound Avenue on a fall weekend — and doesn't want to. The Sag Harbor resident told a Greater Jamesport Civic Association meeting traffic issues on the South Fork make it hard to visit the North Fork on weekends.

Comprehensive plan completion date pushed back to spring 2023

The new projected completion date is at least seven months beyond the completion date set forth in an amendment, approved by the town board last July, to the Jan. 2, 2020 agreement with planning consultants AKRF. The July 2021 amendment extended the contract period 12 months, to Aug. 31, 2022.

Comprehensive plan update meetings set

Transportation, the environment, downtown Riverhead, Route 58, economic development, housing and agriculture are among the topics for discussion at five separate "topic-oriented" meetings with the planners working on Riverhead’s comprehensive plan update.

Community planning meetings resume Monday evening

Community meetings for the comprehensive plan update resume this evening and continue through Wednesday. Each community meeting focuses on...