If you go by Riverhead Town’s code alone, Peconic Bay Medical Center has enough parking spaces.
But the parking situation at the hospital — which both town officials and hospital representatives acknowledged could be improved — may not be good enough to survive an environmental review without some “strong language,” according to Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter. READ
Farm Country Kitchen, which has been involved in legal battles with Riverhead Town since 2011, moved a few steps closer to legalizing its West Main Street operation in the eyes of the town Thursday night.
Years into a plan for a new parking lot and valet parking service at Farm Country Kitchen, owners of the West Main Street restaurant still have more work to do in order to earn approval from the town. 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.
A couple crosses W. Main St. on Monday afternoon in front of Farm Country Kitchen. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
Backing out of their parking spaces on West Main Street can get tricky for some Farm Country Kitchen customers.
In fact, according to one Planning Board member, parking has become so dangerous there that he’d feel guilty if someone got injured while cars try to maneuver around one another at the popular eatery — which he feels is bound to happen if nothing changes.
So, the Planning Board is moving to change it. (more…)
A birds’ eye view of downtown Riverhead earlier this week. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)
Twenty one years ago, the News-Review reported that there would “definitely be a 751-space, two-story parking structure” created in downtown Riverhead to address a burgeoning traffic problem.
While that traffic problem remains — and in fact, more residents than ever are living downtown, with more residential units in the works — the parking garage remains a dream.
But that didn’t stop a consulting firm from examining the idea at Town Hall recently after giving downtown traffic a grade of “F.”
That proposal, as well as others, were all part of a wider look into developing downtown Riverhead as it continues to grow — from a traffic perspective, a housing perspective and an overall marketing perspective. (more…)
(Credit: Carrie Miller)
Careful where you park downtown.
An estimated 30 cars have been towed in the past few weeks from a private parking lot owned by the Long Island Science Center on West Main Street, angering some downtown merchants.