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Downtown revitalization

Townhouse apartments planned for E. Second St. site of home destroyed in 2021 fatal fire

by Feb 14, 2024
Eight new townhouse apartments are planned for the East Second Street site of a historic home destroyed in a 2021 fire that killed five people.

Riverhead supervisor makes pitch to Southampton Town: Let’s partner to revise Riverside redevelopment plan

by Jan 25, 2024
Supervisor Tim Hubbard offered Southampton officials Riverhead’s help to revise its Riverside development plans, including partnering on a market and demographic study. He also asked that the proposed Riverside sewer district take in the county facilities there.

IDA holds public hearing on application for tax breaks on downtown apartment building

by Dec 20, 2023
The developer of a proposed 165-unit apartment complex on East Main Street made its pitch for tax exemptions from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency at a public hearing Monday night at Riverhead Town Hall.

Riverhead Town, school district officials raise concerns about Riverside redevelopment plan

by Dec 15, 2023
Riverhead's Economic Development and Planning Administrator Dawn Thomas called on the Town of Southampton to reopen review of the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, adopted in 2015.

Chief’s new contract requires him to develop ‘targeted’ downtown policing plan, including a substation

by Dec 7, 2023
The new 2-year contract approved Tuesday for Police Chief David Hegermiller requires the chief to develop a plan to operate a downtown substation and provide a targeted downtown policing plan addressing 'quality of life' crimes.

Aguiar criticizes L.I. Science Center president and, citing lack of progress, says town is having site appraised for possible eminent...

by Nov 29, 2023
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar criticized the Long Island Science Center's president this week, alleging he delayed the development of a new museum on East Main Street and secretly trying to sell the property.

Riverhead Town snares state grants for town square adaptive playground and feasibility study for potential sports complex at EPCAL

by Nov 20, 2023
Riverhead received a $500,000 award for the planned adaptive playground on the riverfront and a $30,000 award to fund a feasibility study for a potential sports complex at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

West Main Street apartment building plan has public hearing

by Nov 14, 2023
The proposed five-story, mixed-use apartment building on West Main Street just west of Court Street will provide 133 market-rate apartments and 5,100-square-feet of ground-floor retail space on a 1.9-acre property.

School of Rock aims for January opening at new downtown Riverhead location

by Nov 7, 2023
School of Rock, the music school that teaches students using popular rock songs, is opening o West Main Street. It's the second School of Rock location for owners Tracie and Jaime Smith. Their son Justin, will manage the operation.

Downtown Riverhead projects land more than $3.3 million in county grant funding

by Nov 3, 2023
A downtown parking garage and a new Long Island Science Center museum were among four projects in downtown Riverhead that were awarded a total $3.35 million in Suffolk County grant funding.