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Downtown revitalization

Second-story addition proposed for Barth’s Drug Store on East Main Street

A 2,290-square-foot second-story addition will provide a two-bedroom apartment and terrace.

Proposed zoning code for Railroad Avenue urban renewal area to be aired at public hearing today

A proposed zoning code amendment seeks to spur redevelopment of the area surrounding the Riverhead railroad station.

Downtown pattern book is unveiled

The pattern book, written by the Pittsburgh-based planning firm Urban Design Associates, examines existing land uses, architectural design and public spaces in Downtown Riverhead and makes recommendations for the size, scale and character of future development.

Downtown parking lots would be repaired and resurfaced under plan devised by parking district

Town officials are working on plans to complete needed repairs to six parking lots in the downtown Riverhead parking district, at an overall estimated cost of more than $821,000.

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.
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