Three Riverhead Town Board members said Friday they won’t support the Luminati Aerospace sale unless changes are made.
The Town Board had planned to move forward with the $40 million sale of town-owned land at Enterprise Park at Calverton to support Luminati’s plan for building “unmanned aerial vehicles” that can beam wireless internet back to earth.
Luminati Aerospace will pay Riverhead Town $13,050 to hire surveyors to help draw its own subdivision map of the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
Riverhead Town has already paid consultants more than $500,000 for work since 2011, including devising a new 50-lot industrial subdivision at EPCAL, with the goal of being able to sell the smaller lots individually or in bulk.
Luminati Aerospace LLC, the company in contract negotiations to purchase the remaining acreage at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, publicly displayed some of its manufacturing capabilities Friday to celebrate the reopening of a hangar at the former Grumman site and mark its intentions to rekindle the site’s aviation roots.
Farm Country Kitchen was granted a one-year extension last Thursday of a zoning variance it previously received from the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals allowing an off-site parking lot that’s more that twice as far from the riverfront business as zoning permits.