Aquebogue-Jamesport corridor study to be discussed

A proposal for an Aquebogue-Jamesport Route 25 Corridor Study will be discussed at the Riverhead Town Board work session Thursday morning. Representatives of BFJ Planning, the same company that did the Wading River Route 25A Corridor Study a few years ago, are expected to attend.

Supervisor Sean Walter proposed the Aquebogue-Jamesport study in reaction to several controversial projects in those areas, such as an expansion of the Jamesport Center and a 7-Eleven in Aquebogue. Despite this, some members of local civic organizations had opposed the corridor study, which is expected to cost about $43,000.

The board will also discuss proposed changes to the state’s Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act as it affects the Peconic River along West Main Street. The WSRRA severely restricts development along the river and town officials for years have argued that it is too restrictive.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging. Click below to follow or comment and scroll down for the full agenda as well as a copy of BFJ Planning’s proposal for the Aquebogue-Jamesport Corridor Study.

Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 03-17-2016

March_17,_2016_-_Agenda(1) by Timesreview

Aquebogue Jamesport Main Rd Corridor Study Proposal by Timesreview