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Town of Riverhead

Historic Downtown/Peconic River Corridor Redevelop

The Town of Riverhead has implemented a $567,000 New York  State Department of State grant to develop revitalization strategies for the Peconic River corridor that runs along NYS Route 25 from Tanger through Historic Downtown Riverhead and ending at Hubbard Avenue.

Riverhead BOA Study Step II Nomination Study
01 - Final Traffic Study - Base Scenario - January 2014
02 - Final Traffic Report - September 2015
03 - Final Parking Transit Pedestrian Bicycle Plan Study - September 2015

Toxics Targeting Onsite Environmental Database Report
Report Section 01
Report Section 02
Report Section 03
Report Section 04

June 11, 2015 Town Board Work Session BOA Project Update

On March 26, 2014, an Open House was held at the Suffolk Theater.  Thank you to those of you who attended.  To review those materials, please click here to download the presented materials (opens as a PDF) and click here for the questionnaire (opens in a new window).  

On May 20, 2014,  an Open House was held at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Center.  To review those materials click below:(opens as a PDF)

1. Orientation Presentation
2. Display Boards
3. Summary of Open House

For additional materials and presentations related to the grant please visit:

The Revitalization goals are to overcome obstacles to redevelopment and return underutilized sites to productive use through tools such as: 

  • Use economic data to profile investment opportunities in Riverhead.
  • Aid the Town with analysis materials to extend “Community” designation area within the NYS DEC regulated Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Area – providing additional uses that will still protect the Peconic River but that will incentivize redevelopment of previously developed properties. 
  • Coordinate potential roadway modifications/ improvements on NYS Route 25 with New York State Department of Transportation to alleviate traffic congestion issues in the downtown, such as signal timing sensors, intersection realignment, and restriping.
  • Produce an inventory of historic structures in the locally designated area along 2nd Street and assist the Local Landmarks Commission with an application for a new residential district on the National Register of Historic Places.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support for the Revitalization of Historic Downtown Riverhead.

May 15, 2014 Town Board Worksession Presentation