$10M food processing site gets backing from New York State

Projects from Shoreham to Flanders will receive nearly $5 million in New York State economic development funds to help them get of the ground. Most notably, a $10 million processing plant was granted $1.25 million.

Here’s a breakdown of all of them:

Who? Community Development Corporation of Long Island

What? Peconic Crossing

Where? West Main Street, Riverhead

How much? $275,000

Why? “Build a multi-story mixed-use facility in downtown Riverhead, providing affordable workforce housing and public art gallery space.”

Who? East End Arts Humanities Council

What? Winterfest Live on the Vine

Where? Wineries across the North Fork

How much? $63,000

Why? “Six consecutive weekends of live music performances across Eastern Long Island. It is a collaboration with the Long Island Wine Council and Long Island Visitors Convention Bureau.” 

Who? Family Community Life Center

What? Sewer connection feasibility study

Where? Riverhead

How much? $22,000

Why? “Study extending the existing sewer system boundaries in Riverhead to include the contemplated FCLC site.”

Who? North Harbor Trading Co.

What? High pressure processing facility

Where? Calverton

How much? $1,250,000

Why? “Establish a high pressure processing facility in Riverhead to enhance the shelf life of Long Island agriculture and food products.”

Who? Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning

What? Decentralized wastewater treatment facility

Where? Peconic Estuary

How much? $1,000,000

Why? “Suffolk County will construct a decentralized wastewater treatment facility to treat waste from five mobile home parks. The facility will eliminate failing on-site septic systems and reduce nitrogen loads to the Peconic Estuary.”

Who? Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

What? Tesla Science Center

Where? Shoreham

How much? $700,000

Why? Create a “museum, a science center for educational events and entrepreneurial space for innovate technology companies,” and inform people about Tesla and his inventions.

Who? Town of Riverhead

What? Cesspool disconnection

Where? Riverhead

How much? $580,000

Why? “Redirect sewage from a 100 room hotel and catering hall and Tanger 1 shopping center to the TOR sewage treatment system. Will eliminate 40,000 gallons per day of cesspool water from flowing into Peconic Estuary waters.”

Who? Town of Riverhead

What? Shared water infrastructure with Suffolk County Water Authority

Where? Enterprise Park at Calverton

How much? $125,000

Why? “Town of Riverhead will construct an interconnection between SCWA water supply and Riverhead Water District to provide water supply to EPCAL, a major 600-acre redevelopment site.”

Who? Town of Southampton

What? Construction of permeable reactive barrier

Where? Flanders, Iron Point Park

How much? $650,000

Why? “Intercept and treat nitrogen impaired groundwater prior to entering the surface waters of the Peconic Estuary”

Who? Viva L’Arte

What? Viva L’Arte Cultural Center

Where? East Main Street, downtown Riverhead

How much? $180,000

Why? “Build a LEED certified cultural tourism/education center gallery space in historic downtown Riverhead.”