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Riverhead Planning Board

Planning board, town board both want authority over new solar farm application

Citing concerns that there's "too much, too fast" in solar facility development in Calverton, Riverhead Planning Board members want to hit the brakes.

Former planning board chairwoman blasts EPCAL subdivision application at planning board hearing

Former councilwoman Barbara Blass, who served more than 19 years on the town planning board, had harsh criticism for the town's EPCAL subdivision application and the town planning board's review process.

Hearings on steep fee hikes for planning and zoning applications adjourned to May 22

The town board held the hearings open at the request of the town's new business advisory committee.

Planning Board discusses West Main Street 7-Eleven site plan, approves offices in Wading River and Aquebogue

The developer of a proposed 7-Eleven on West Main Street near Osborn Avenue works to resolve conflicting requirements of different agencies. Planners approve offices in Wading River and Aquebogue, Lavender by the Bay farm stand on Manor Road in Calverton and set a public hearing on four-lot industrial subdivision off Manor Road. Rundown of actions taken at the Feb. 21 planning board meeting.

Riverhead Planning Board cries foul, requires new environmental review for already-approved sPower solar facility

“In my opinion, this is a lack of information-sharing by sPower and possible willful misrepresentation with intent to deceive,” Planning Board Chairman Stan Carey said, citing sPower's representations that an underground tie-line would be used only for the 20MW solar facility approved by the town earlier this year. Now the company wants to use the same tie-line for a new 36 MW facility being reviewed by the state.

State begins review of 290-acre 36 MW solar power facility proposed for Calverton

A 36 MW solar power generation facility on 290 acres of leased vacant land in Calverton is now under review by the a facility siting board of the State Department of Public Service, which has sole jurisdiction over the application. But the Town of Riverhead may reopen environmental review of a previously approved 20 MW facility proposed by the same company so that the impacts of both facilities may be examined.

Retail shops, apartments proposed for Polish Town corner

The plans submitted to the Riverhead Town planning department include nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space in three ground-floor stores and six rental apartments on the second floor.
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Planning board gives preliminary approval to Long Island Sports Park, holds hearing on Calverton retail center

There was no public comment at a planning board public hearing last night on a proposed 51,547-square-foot retail center on Middle Country Road in Calverton. In other action, planners gave preliminary approval to a site plan for L.I. Sports Park on Edwards Avenue .

Site plan covenants should mean something — or why bother?

The planning board is considering negating covenants signed by a property owner just 60 days before he applied to change those covenants.

Riverhead Planning Board: Plans advance for replacing eyesore abandoned gas station on Route 58

The new gas station on Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue will be operated by BJ's Wholesale Club.