There was an excruciating monthlong wait for the last of the state's announcements of Downtown Revitalization Initiative grants. Today, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced Riverhead has won a $10 million grant to help the town move forward with plans for a town square on the riverfront and other revitalization measures.
Riverhead Town has been awarded a $10 million grant from New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative program, which will go toward major town-sponsored improvement projects like the town square and transit-oriented development near the railroad station.
Riverhead Town's application for a $24 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements was passed over by the U.S. Department of Transportation., which announced grant winners Friday.
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and members of the town board joined the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the the grand opening of Meraki Creative Suites in the former post office building on West Second Street.
A public hearing on the site plan application for a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building on the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street will take place on Dec. 7 at 2:05 p.m.
Two lighting enhancement projects in Downtown Riverhead will see a combined $93,000 in Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant funds awarded to the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association.
Community residents, business owners and government officials turned out to watch a heavy equipment operator begin demolition a long-vacant, blighted building on Main Street in Riverhead Monday, where the town plans to create a town square in the hope of spurring downtown revitalization.
Riverhead Town is a L.I. Region finalist in the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant competition. It's the fourth time in five rounds of DRI funding that Riverhead has been a finalist.