Riverhead Town needs to more closely review applications for multistory apartment buildings instead of fast-tracking their approvals. Guess column by former supervisor Laura Jens-Smith.
Huntington developer G2D Group is proposing 36 one- and two-bedroom, market-rate rental apartments and 37 parking spaces.
Pondering the future of Riverhead’s Main Street: Town officials convene public forum to gather community input
A forum on Main Street zoning might not sound like something that would draw a crowd on a bitter cold winter night. But it did.
Sure, you can hope developers will scale back plans. And yes, you can use the environmental review process to make sure they demonstrate their proposals will mitigate adverse impacts. But hoping and SEQRA will only go so far. You are a legislative body. DO SOMETHING about it.
Two more apartment proposals now under review would essentially double the number of apartments already built or under construction on Main Street. The two new projects would require 293 parking spaces, which downtown cannot absorb, according to the town's head planner, who urged the board to act on a proposed code change requiring developers to provide on-site parking.
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.
The look and feel of Riverhead’s Main Street will soon undergo dramatic change, if a pair of proposed apartment buildings is developed as planned in...