A plan by Urban Zip Lines for a 70-foot high, 817-foot long zip line along the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead would only be possible by late summer at the earliest, Riverhead Town officials said at Thursday’s Town Board work session.
The project would have to be subjected to a public hearing before it can be approved.
John Finnegan, the Westchester man who is proposing the venture, said after the meeting that he still intends to try and get the zip line up this year, but he’s not optimistic, following Thursday’s discussion. He said 2014 is more likely.
Mr. Finnegan said he doesn’t want to put the facility at another location, and feels downtown is the best spot for it, and he thinks it will help bring visitors downtown.
The project was met with opposition Thursday from Summerwind Square owner Ray Dickhoff, Dark Horse Restaurant owner Dee Muma, and downtown resident Anthony Coates. Vic Prusinowski of Cody’s BBQ said he has an open mind on the issue.
To read the recap of our live blog of the work session, click below: