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Riverhead To Soon Open Lottery for Artist Housing on Main Street

The view from an apartment at Peconic Crossing
The view from an apartment at Peconic Crossing

Affordable housing, with a preference for artists and displaced Hurricane Sandy survivors, will soon be available in downtown Riverhead’s new Peconic Crossing, overlooking Grangebel Park.

Preference will be given to artists and displaced victims of a covered storm (including, but not limited to, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee), who meet income requirements.

The art-friendly 11 West Main Street complex offers energy-efficient one and two bedroom apartments as well as gallery space for residents to showcase their creations and collaborations.

The developers and the town are hoping the artist residents will be surrounded by inspiration, living alongside the picturesque Peconic River, across from Grangebel Park and just a short walk from East End Arts, restaurants, shops and more. 

The project is modeled after a successful venture in Patchogue, Artspace Patchogue, which played a central role in revitalizing that town.

“We are looking forward to expanding our artist community and welcoming new residents who will continue to help Main Street grow as an artistic and cultural hub,” said Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith.

The date for the lottery drawing will be announced shortly. Application and additional information can be found at www.apartmentsforartists.com

Peconic Crossing is a joint venture between Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC.

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