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Zoning and land use

Riverhead Town Board adopts code aimed at helping owners of undersized lots

Owners of pre-existing lots smaller than the minimum area under current zoning will no longer need variances from the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals for many building additions and reconstructions.

Riverhead officials ponder allowing drive-thru restaurants, coffee shops & cafés in Wading River

The town board is considering eliminating the town's longtime ban against drive-thru restaurants on Route 25A in Wading River.

Riverhead Town sets dates for first round of comprehensive plan hamlet meetings

Riverhead Town has scheduled four community meetings this month to gather public input about the future of each of the town's hamlets.

Five-story, mixed-use building proposed for long-blighted corner near Riverhead court complex

The multimillion-dollar development proposal, by far the biggest private investment in a blighted area the town has struggled to revitalize for decades, is the first major project to come before the town board under the Railroad Avenue Overlay District adopted by the board in January.

A 17-year legal battle over the 2003 comprehensive plan comes to an end

Calverton Manor and the Town of Riverhead have signed a stipulation discontinuing the two lawsuits brought by the Smithtown developer in an effort to overturn the town's 2003 comprehensive plan and the zoning adopted to implement it.

Town board backs off proposal for outdoor auto storage in Calverton

A proposal to allow outdoor storage of new motor vehicles on certain industrially zoned property in Calverton has been scuttled, after pushback from area residents.