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‘Mega-warehouse’ is a ‘harbinger of doom’ for local residents

Guest column: Make no mistake. This is no ordinary warehouse. This is a mega-warehouse, the kind that stretches for acres and dwarfs everything in its surroundings. Some may see it as a sign of progress and economic growth. I see it as a harbinger of doom for local residents.

A ‘high cube’ logistic center is not a traditional warehouse, but Riverhead is pretending it is. The consequences will be irreversible.

Riverhead is assessing potential impacts of the proposed Riverhead Logistics Center, a 15-acre 'high-cube' warehouse, as if it’s a traditional storage facility, as opposed to a potential e-commerce fulfillment center — a dreadful mistake that could have irreversible consequences.

Densieski pushes Planning Board for interactive public forum on warehousing and logistics uses proposed in Calverton

The idea is to have an interactive forum where residents can ask questions about the proposed new uses, which Riverhead Planning Board Vie Chairperson Ed Densieski points out were not studied in the town’s existing comprehensive plan.

Not a ‘traditional warehouse’: Residents tell planners NorthPoint should be analyzed using traffic data for high-cube fulfillment centers

Riverhead planners are using traffic data for a traditional warehouse to analyze NorthPoint's projected traffic impacts on local roads. Residents object, arguing the standard underestimates traffic for fulfillment centers, but the town's traffic consultants defend their analysis.

Riverhead reviewing applications for new warehousing, manufacturing buildings at EPCAL

Eastern Fence is proposing a 60,000-square-foot building on Scott Avenue where it will fabricate PVC fencing using material manufactured at its existing facility in the park. Hildreth Real Estate Advisors is proposing a 70,000-square-foot warehouse on an adjacent site.

Town Board remains divided as it considers two routes to industrial moratorium in Calverton

The town board is split on whether any moratorium on industrial development should allow exemptions for projects already under review.

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

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.