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Planning consultants brief town on proposals to revise industrial zoning, revamp transfer of development rights program

by Sep 19, 2023
Responding to community concerns about the nature and amount of industrial development in Calverton, planners are recommending zoning changes to reduce industrial development density and update rules for modern warehouse development and other uses.

Riverhead Ciderhouse gets one last bite at the apple: Planning Board in 3-2 vote OKs already-built expansion, calling it final

by Jul 7, 2023
Planning Board members faced a lot of blowback from residents who packed the meeting room last night to demand the board reject the Ciderhouse's application to l egalize the already-built expansion.

Riverhead adopts riverfront overlay district, hears public comment on other code changes aimed at making downtown more ‘family-friendly’

by Mar 27, 2023
Legislation aimed at downtown revitalization moved forward last week in Riverhead Town Hall with the adoption of the “Downtown Riverfront Overlay District” and public hearings on amendments to the town’s existing “Zero Tolerance Zone,” “Alcoholic Beverages” and “Loitering” codes.

Are the companies in Riverhead’s future the right ones?

by Jan 19, 2023
To the Editor: Business applications are heading toward an expanding industrial bias for our town. Community groups and the...

Riverhead considers adding battery energy storage systems to town code, as residents question safety, urge in-depth study

by Dec 28, 2022
Angry residents objected to allowing large battery energy storage systems in Riverhead Town during a public hearing last week, arguing that the safety of the systems and potential locations of the new use should be more carefully studied in the town’s comprehensive planning process.

Prospective marijuana business owners hail Riverhead zoning proposal for dispensaries and lounges as the friendliest on Long Island

by Oct 21, 2022
Residents and prospective marijuana entrepreneurs applauded the Riverhead Town Board’s proposed zoning code for marijuana businesses as retail sales are poised to get underway, with one speaker calling it the most “progressive” of its kind and most friendly to the emerging industry on Long Island.

Pondering the future of Riverhead’s Main Street: Town officials convene public forum to gather community input

by Feb 1, 2019
A forum on Main Street zoning might not sound like something that would draw a crowd on a bitter cold winter night. But it did.