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Downtown revitalization

Town Board presented revised plans for large Main Street apartment complex

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The five-story, mixed use building at 203-213 East Main Street, proposed by applicant Robert Muchnick, owner of Metro Group Properties of Long Island, has “changed significantly." since last presented, said town planners, who advocate starting the environmental review process from scratch.

Town Board gets updated look at Town Square ideas during ‘activation plan’ presentation

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The presentation outlined the ongoing development of the downtown area, including plans for the riverfront and town square, and also unveiled plans for two parking garages off East Main Street not previously presented to the board.

History comes alive in downtown Riverhead: residents collaborate on virtual historical trail

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People exploring downtown will come across 39 newly installed signs at historical landmarks that display a QR code leading to a synopsis of the location’s history read aloud, and sometimes accompanied by historical photographs.

Update: Town Board designates TOD master developers ‘qualified and eligible’

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The Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to designate joint master developers of the Railroad Avenue transit-oriented development project, RXR and Georgica Green Ventures, a qualified and eligible sponsor under the State Urban Renewal Law.

Developers planning Railroad Ave. revitalization project make their case for being ‘qualified and eligible’

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The joint master developers of the long anticipated revitalization project near the blighted Long Island Rail Road station area in Riverhead presented their financial and development qualifications last night in pursuit of an agreement to develop two multimillion dollar mixed-use buildings on municipal properties.

New four-story building near downtown riverfront to have public hearing

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The Zenith Building would have nine market-rate rental apartments above two ground-floor commercial spaces totaling more than 2,100-square-feet.

Riverhead is passed over for federal DOT grant, where it sought $34 million for downtown projects, including parking structures

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The Town of Riverhead was passed over for a U.S. Department of Transportation grant it sought to help fund two parking structures downtown, flood resilience on the Peconic riverfront and other projects.

Planning committee finalizes recommendations for Riverhead’s $10 million grant award

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The bulk of the funding recommended by the committee would go to projects at and around the town's two major downtown revitalization projects: the new town square on East Main Street and a transit-oriented development project near the railroad station.

As Riverhead’s downtown revitalization plans take shape, town hires consultants to write a ‘riverfront activation’ plan and update its parking plan 

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Urban Design Associates will develop a “Riverfront Activation Plan”and Sam Schwartz Consulting will update the strategic parking plan it did for downtown Riverhead in 2019-2020.

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

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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.
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