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Planning Board

Lucharitos owner opening second restaurant in downtown Riverhead

by Aug 18, 2023
Lucharitos owner Marc Lamaina is planning to open a new location next summer at 131 West Main St. in Riverhead, offering 31 indoor seats and 71 seasonal outdoor seat on the property abutting the Peconic River. The Riverhead Planning Board approved the site plan application yesterday.

Residents object to HK Ventures: Proposed industrial park will make Calverton’s traffic woes even worse, neighbors tell Planning Board

by Aug 4, 2023
Riverhead Charter School Superintendent Ray Ankrum was among the speakers who took the podium to object to the HK Ventures proposal for more than 412,000 square feet of industrial space on Route 25 in Calverton, which he said would make already-bad traffic conditions "a nightmare."

Actions speak louder than words

by Jul 19, 2023
Guest column: Sometimes candidates say things they think voters want to hear. But when it comes to decision time, voters can be in for a surprise.

Riverhead Ciderhouse decision on legalizing already-built expansions tabled by planners

by Jun 21, 2023
A decision on whether to approve additional already-built changes made without permits by Riverhead Ciderhouse was delayed last week by the Riverhead Planning Board, which tabled a resolution that would have approved an amended site plan because one board member was absent.

Riverhead Ciderhouse resolution approving already-built expansion on Planning Board’s agenda Thursday

by Jun 13, 2023
Riverhead Ciderhouse's application for approval of already-built changes done without site plan or building permit approvals is on the Planning Board's agenda June 15.

Sonic says no to Riverhead because approvals took too long, according to developer

by Dec 1, 2022
“The years to collectively procure all necessary project approvals exceeded their limits,” developer Marc Kitchhoff told RiverheadLOCAL. The original application was filed in 2015. It gained final site plan approval last month.

Planning Board OKs drive-in restaurant and retail building on Rt. 58, self-storage warehouse in Polish Town, townhouses on Third Street

by Nov 18, 2022
A site plan for a drive-in restaurant the developer hopes will be leased to a Sonic franchise gained final approval from the Riverhead Planning Board Thursday. It was among four site plans given final approval by the board at its meeting.

Planning Board concludes hearing on Elton Street site where indoor shooting range is planned

by Oct 12, 2022
Residents voiced concerns about a proposed indoor shooting range at 680 Elton Street during a site plan hearing Oct. 6 before the Riverhead Planning Board.

Public hearing on Elton Street site plan, where gun range is proposed, set for Thursday

by Oct 5, 2022
The Riverhead Planning Board will hold a public hearing Thursday evening on a site plan application for improvements and change-of-use for the Elton Street building where a firearm training facility and gun range are proposed.

Major industrial development in Calverton fails to clear final hurdle of review process — for now

by Aug 9, 2022
The review and approval of a proposal to build a 412,000-square-foot industrial building on a 30-acre site on Middle Country Road in Calverton stalled at the Riverhead Planning Board last week after the board’s former chairperson lodged a forceful complaint about the process being followed.