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Downtown revitalization

Plan to save historic house takes shape

The circa 1855 Norton House on East Main Street can be moved to Third Street and renovated by builder Bob Castaldi, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio told town board members today.

Market-rate apartment developer makes pitch for IDA benefits

The developer cited positive economic impacts of the proposed market-rate rental apartment building, including increased tax revenues, foot traffic and increased downtown commerce.

New apartment building approved by town board

The proposed four-story apartment building approved by the town board last week will be built on the site of the circa 1855 home of a Riverhead blacksmith, most recently occupied as a Subway restaurant. Photo Denise Civiletti

Riverhead authorizes purchase of Main Street buildings to create a town square

The town board on Tuesday authorized the purchase of two East Main Street buildings and a six-month option on a third, for the creation of a town square to connect Main Street to the riverfront. It also authorized borrowing of $5.5 million for the project.

Today’s town board agenda includes hearing on proposed purchase of properties for town square

Also on today's agenda: a do-over of a hearing held in October on a plan to build a four-story apartment building at 331 East Main Street, because the town neglected to notify the Town of Southampton of the application as required by state law.

A vision for the future of Main Street: what the planned town square might look like

Check out these 19 architect's renderings showing possible versions of a town square connecting Main Street to the riverfront.

Riverhead Town strikes deal to buy three Main Street buildings for $4.85 million

The town has negotiated the purchase of 117 East Main Street, and 121 East Main Street and a six-month option to purchase 127 East Main Street, according to a resolution to be taken up at Tuesday's Community Development Agency meeting.

No further environmental review for proposed four-story apartment building on Main Street

A proposed apartment building on East Main Street cleared an important hurdle this week when the Riverhead Town Board gave the application...

Here’s your second chance to weigh in on the future of downtown Riverhead

Topics include the design and location of a town square to enhanced pedestrian safety, building heights and architectural styles. The anonymous survey takes about 10 minutes and will be open until June 15 at 5 p.m.

Here’s what people are telling the town’s planners about the future of downtown

People who took the town's online survey and attended the public forum in November want to see the Peconic Riverfront enhanced, a new “town square,” more small, local businesses on Main Street, improved streetscapes and more downtown events, the town's planning consultants report.
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