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Downtown revitalization

Blighted building demolished to make way for new development at 205 Osborn Avenue

A long-vacant eyesore in downtown Riverhead was demolished today to make way for a five-story mixed use building at the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street.

Town board should remember it represents citizens, not developers

Featured letter: Riverhead, unlike other towns around it on the East End, has bent over backwards for developers.  Look around, what do we see?

Downtown pattern book code amendments put on hold after business committee raises objections

It's back to the drawing board for proposed zoning amendments that would implement the design guidelines of the downtown pattern book.

Proposals for seven projects seek a piece of Riverhead’s $10 million downtown grant

Seven project proposals for Riverhead’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding were submitted in response to an open call issued by the committee tasked...

Suffolk Theater plan for five-story addition has town board public hearing

The 59-foot, 4-inch tall addition on the rear of the theater will consist of an expanded stage and backstage area, including a new “green room,” dressing rooms, restrooms, kitchenette, laundry room, showers, and mechanical rooms, as well as approximately 2,970 square feet of first-floor retail space and 28 market-rate apartments on floors two through five.

Riverhead gets to work on strategic investment plan for $10 million downtown revitalization grant

The first pair of in-person meetings of the committee tasked with developing a strategic plan for Riverhead’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant took place yesterday in Riverhead Town Hall.

What’s the plan for Riverhead’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant? Public meetings take place Monday

Riverhead is embarking on a state-structured process for devising its strategic investment plan for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant it was awarded in January. The town's first two public meetings, including a public participation session, are scheduled for Monday.

Three forums set on how to spend $10 million downtown revitalization grant

The meetings, hosted by Riverhead’s Local Planning Committee — the advisory committee formed jointly by the state and town to guide the town’s spending of its award — are scheduled for March 21 at Town Hall, May 23 at the Suffolk Theater, and July 1 at either Grangebel Park or the Town Square site.

Suffolk Theater proposed expansion moves ahead to public hearing

The plan to expand the Suffolk Theater’s backstage and add mixed-use space to the rear of the building took a significant step forward yesterday when the Riverhead Town Board agreed to forego an environmental impact statement and set a public hearing on the project's site plan.

Master developer to be selected for Railroad Avenue project also has new 5-story building plan pending for West Main Street site

Georgica Green Ventures, which is about to be named one of the master developers for Riverhead’s transit-oriented development, already has another mixed-use apartment building planned within the Railroad Avenue Overlay District. The five-story building proposed for 426-442 W. Main St., at the corner of Sweezy Avenue, will have 145 market-rate rental units, a 200-seat restaurant and a retail store.