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…)
Town Board members took John Cahill (center) of The Pataki-Cahill Group on a tour of EPCAL in December. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
A divided Riverhead Town Board held off Wednesday on voting to authorize an agreement with Pataki-Cahill Group, a consulting firm headed by former Governor George Pataki, to market the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
The board voted 3-2 to table the resolution, with the board majority saying they wanted to discuss it further. (more…)
How much will it cost to install sewers, public water and other infrastructure at Enterprise Park at Calverton?
About $55 million.
And the estimate recently calculated by Rivehead Town consultants has Supervisor Sean Walter concerned because those expenses will be likely be subtracted from prospective buyers’ offers.
The Town Board discussed a proposal that would allow applicants to pay an additional fee to have their application “expedited” at Thursday’s work session. The proposal would allow the town to hire an outside consultant to do the bulk of the review, and then that consultants consultants’ work would be reviewed by the town planning staff to ensure that it complies with regulations.
The proposal comes in the wake of concerns that applications will be backed up in the planning process due to staffing cuts in that department this year. The town did not fill the planning director and environmental planner positions following retirements in both of that slots, and the planning department is left with one planner, a part-time environmental planner and planning and building administrator Jeff Murphree, who oversees two departments.
The expedited review proposal would need a public hearing first, and the town must issue a request for proposals for consulting firms interested in doing the work. It’s not certain if this would need approval from the Civil Service Employees Association, the union that represents town workers.
To read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the work session, click below, and scroll down for the full meeting agenda.
Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 01-22-2015
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The unfinished bike path at EPCAL. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
The EPCAL recreation path is closed through the rest of January due to shotgun deer hunting on the property, the town announced today.