A few times a year, the riverfront parking lot in downtown Riverhead floods during high tide. Sometimes it happens during hurricane season. Other times, it occurs in the middle of winter.
The impact of that flooding can range from the closure of part of Heidi Behr Way, which runs alongside the riverwalk, to the forced evacuation of the entire parking lot.
“It’s part of living on a riverfront,” said Supervisor Sean Walter.
But 13 years after the town’s comprehensive plan called for finding solutions to the flooding, no major effort has been made to address the issue. READ
The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency unanimously approved a measure Monday allowing Robert James Salon to move into a new, smaller, location in the former Woolworth building on the north side of downtown Main Street. READ
How do you help solve downtown Riverhead parking and traffic issues? By limiting how high its buildings can be, according to Supervisor Sean Walter. READ
Visitors gathered around the annual holiday bonfire in downtown Riverhead Saturday evening. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The Town of Riverhead hosted its annual bonfire and holiday celebration on the riverfront Saturday. READ
The Riverhead Lions Club presented its annual Christmas parade along Main Street Sunday. READ
A proposal to make to make the three-hour parking restrictions in about 60 spots behind stores in downtown Riverhead run 24/7 instead of the current 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. needs some tweaking, according to two speakers at a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday. READ
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.
Riverhead Town officials have been trying to attract a supermarket or grocery store to the downtown area for many years. And now it looks as if though one may open there soon.