At its Monday meeting, members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association briefly discussed a proposal to temporarily convert an overgrown lot behind Marta’s Deli on Riverleigh Avenue into a soccer field. FRNCA president Ron Fisher said Southampton Town recently spent $22,000 to clean up the site and hoped to see it used for athletics. READ
The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association is planning a carnival at Southampton Town’s Ludlam Avenue Park in Riverside. READ
After years of feeling like they’ve been ignored, homeowners in the Riverside and Flanders area are “thrilled” to see more cops on patrol.
Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.
Owners of rental housing in Southampton Town would be required to have a contract with a private garbage collector for each house they rent under a new proposal by the Southampton Town Board. READ
Renaissance Downtowns’ plans to help revitalize Riverside are expected to be presented to the Southampton Town Board next Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
A year after Renaissance Downtowns signed on with Southampton Town to create a new zoning code aimed at revitalizing Riverside, the time is coming for the company to unveil its redevelopment plans.
The plans — expected to be unveiled next week — hinge on the economically distressed hamlet’s getting a new sewage treatment plant and landowners’ getting incentives to build up their lots in exchange for accepting tightened environmental restrictions. (more…)
Sean McLean and Siris Barrios of Renaissance Downtowns discuss plans for revitalizing Riverside at Monday’s Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A private developer hired more than a year ago to help revitalize a section of Riverside has roughly a month left to deliver a final “action plan” to Southampton Town.
And while many of that plan’s details remain to be seen, the company announced Monday that it hopes help to spur development on many of the area’s blighted parcels through a simple exchange: more uses will be allowed on-site in exchange for more jobs for locals. (more…)
Riverside Rediscovered’s new community liaison Siris Barrios, right, and Sean McLean of Renaissance Downtowns discussed plans to revitalize Riverside at Monday’s meeting of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, where residents said they’d like to see a grocery store in the area. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
For years, people in Flanders and Riverside have tried to get a supermarket or grocery store to come to the area, with no success.
So, improve the neighborhood, and a grocery store will come.
That’s what the company hired to redevelop the blight-ridden hamlet of Riverside is hoping will happen. (more…)