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Pattern book

Town officials balk at moving away from pattern book recommendations

Town officials are not ready to set aside major recommendations of the pattern book, effectively rebuffing an effort by the Business Advisory Committee to revise the proposed code written to implement the $175,000 downtown study.

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.

Vocal residents ask board to adopt pattern book code; new parking code needs more work, committee members say

Residents urged the town board to codify the already-adopted downtown pattern book into law, while parking district committee members asked the board to tap the brakes on a proposed new parking code that would mandate off-street parking or payments in lieu of parking for new residential development.

Public hearings coming up Tuesday on code changes for downtown development, parking requirements and more

Several public hearings are on the town board's public hearing agenda Tuesday, including: code changes to implement the design standards of the downtown pattern book and require off-street parking for residential development within the downtown parking district. Also a proposal to allow owners of undersized lots to make certain additions without a ZBA variance.

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.

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.

Let your voice be heard about the future of downtown Riverhead

Councilwoman Catherine Kent urges all residents to attend the second downtown forum Thursday evening and complete the online survey about the future of downtown.

What’s the future of downtown Riverhead? Tell the town what you think in this online survey

The 26-question anonymous survey will be used to inform planning decisions for future downtown development.