The Riverhead Town Board Tuesday set a May 20 public hearing on the creation of a new zoning category for the Enterprise Park at Calverton, which would allow industrial, manufacturing, commercial and other principal uses, as well as residential and retail uses in support of those principal uses.
Last year’s Polish Town Fair in Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The days of walking around festivals like the Country Fair or the Polish Town Festival with an open beer in your hand appear to be on the way out. (more…)
The view from the western runway at EPCAL last October. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Attorneys for Riverhead acknowledged to the the town’s Planning Board this week that it could reject a subdivision map for town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
But the hope, the attorneys said, is that the Planning Board approves the map. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed a plan to double the size of a proposed energy park at the Enterprise Park at Calverton and to prepare a new request for proposals from energy companies during Thursday’s work session.
The board has already designated a 90-acre site at the southwest portion of the property, inside the inactive western runway, for an energy park that would attract solar and other types of energy providers and the Long Island Power Authority has selected Hecate Energy to build a solar farm at EPCAL. LIPA is negotiating a power purchase agreement with Hecate Energy.
Councilman George Gabrielsen said there has been tremendous interest from other solar and energy companies to build at EPCAL, which is why the town is considering adding an additional 94 acres to the west of the western runway.
The town also can lease about 51 acres on the western runway for solar projects, he said.
Board members also discussed filling two vacancies on the Industrial Development Agency and whether the Town Board should issue a resolution urging the IDA to only give tax abatements at EPCAL and downtown.
To read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting, click below.
Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 04-02-2015
Councilman George Gabrielsen inspecting the material at EPCAL. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
About a month after test results showed material dumped at Enterprise Park at Calverton contained traces of DDT, asbestos and other chemicals, the town learned this week that the state Department of Environmental Conservation is recommending complete removal of the material from the town-owned land. (more…)
Town Board members took John Cahill (center) of The Pataki-Cahill Group on a tour of EPCAL last December. ‘There’s tremendous infrastructure on the site,’ Mr. Cahill said. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Former New York governor George Pataki won’t be marketing the Enterprise Park at Calverton after all — but he may represent companies that want to buy land there. (more…)
Rescue workers responded to a paragliding crash in Calverton Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Correction: This report initially identified the machine that crashed as a hang glider. It was a powered paraglider.
A 49-year-old Shirley man was badly injured Sunday morning in a paragliding crash at the Calverton Enterprise Park, according to Riverhead Town police. (more…)
A bird’s eye view of the Enterprise Park at Calverton site. (Credit: Andrew Lepre, file)
GlobalFoundaries, a Silicon Valley-based company described as a spinoff of computer chip giant AMD, has expressed interest in building a plant that would manufacture semiconducters in Calverton, Supervisor Sean Walter said.
“They did send somebody to look at the property around Columbus Day,” Mr. Walter said. “Unfortunately, because we haven’t moved quickly, now they (GlobalFoundaries) are looking at property in Delaware” as well.
He stressed that EPCAL still is in play for GlobalFoundaries, but said the town’s lack of marketing the site is a problem. (more…)