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Riverhead awarded $10 million downtown revitalization grant

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.

Union at odds with Riverhead Town over Main Street demolition contract, citing town’s apprenticeship requirement

Union officials are objecting to Riverhead Town’s award of a $965,000 demolition contract to a company that is not a participant in a qualified apprenticeship program registered, which the union says is mandated by the town’s procurement policy.

Riverhead celebrates start of demolition to make way for town square on Main Street

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.

Main Street buildings set for demolition Monday to make way for town square

The two Main Street buildings coming down to make way for Riverhead's town square have a date with the wrecking ball Monday.

Riverhead goes out to bid for demolition of buildings to make way for town square

Riverhead Town is soliciting bids for the demolition of two buildings on Main Street to make way for the new town square. The board approved the bid notice during a special meeting today.

In planning downtown’s future, how should Riverhead deal with flooding? Town turns to Army Corps of Engineers for answers

The Army Corps of Engineers gave a preliminary presentation to town officials and planners earlier this month on flooding possibilities and ways to deal with them.

Aguiar: State Historic Preservation Office agrees to demolition of Main Street building

Riverhead Town has reached an agreement with the New York State Historic Preservation Office to allow demolition of a historic building on East Main Street to make way for the planned town square, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar announced today.

Virtual public meeting set on proposed town square design

Riverhead Town will host a virtual public meeting with Urban Design Associates on Aug. 5, to update the community on the progress of the town square project and solicit additional public input.

State historic preservation officials visit Riverhead to discuss town square plan

State historic preservation officials yesterday visited Riverhead's Main Street Historic District to discuss the town's plans to tear down the building at 117 E. Main St., which is designated as a "contributing resource" in the district.

Historic status of blighted building Riverhead bought to demo for town square snags progress

(Updated: July 12 11 a.m.) Riverhead’s plan to demolish a derelict building on Main Street to make way for the planned town...