Riverhead to Hold Public Sessions on Comp Plan

The Town of Riverhead is seeking public participation for its Comprehensive Plan Update now underway, in an attempt to provide the town with a road map for its potential growth and evolution over the next 20 years.

The town will be hosting the first round of public meetings in person, and via Zoom, this month, in which consultants will explain the community engagement process and then engage attendees in open dialogue to gather comments, questions and concerns.

Given the size of the Town and expected large turnout, there will be four (4) public meetings held at the Riverhead Senior Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. Doors will open at 5:45 pm and the meetings will begin at 6 p.m.

Each meetings will include presentation for a specific hamlet, as follows:

Monday, Sept. 13: Aquebogue, Northville, Laurel, Jamesport, and South Jamesport
Monday, Sept. 27: Wading River and Manorville
Tuesday, Sept. 28: Calverton and Baiting Hollow
Wednesday, Sept. 29: Riverhead and Downtown

The town has also launched a new website to enable public access to information about participating in community meetings, a survey of public goals for the project, and information on the comprehensive plan process.

The community will also have the opportunity to provide feedback and submit ideas using interactive maps of each hamlet, which are posted on the website. It also includes a link for public questions, comments and recommendations, which will be gathered over the course of two months.

When all public input has been gathered this year, a second round of community meetings will be held early in 2022.

For information about the Comprehensive Plan Update, contact Jefferson V. Murphree, Building and Planning Administrator at 631.727.3200, ext. 239 or via email at murphree@townofriverheadny.gov.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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