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Recap: Town will seek proposals to develop Railroad Avenue parking lot


The Riverhead Town Board informally decided at its work session Thursday to issue a request for proposals from developers seeking to build on the town-owned parking lot off Railroad Avenue. 

A company called Premiant Development has made a proposal to build a five-story, mixed-use development on the site at a recent work session, but officials decided the town should seek other proposals instead of just going with one offer.

The town built a parking lot to accommodate the adjacent county courts on the land in question. The RFP will require applicants to devise a temporary plan for court parking during construction. The board also plans to rezone the property before it issues the RFP, and said the town’s 500-apartment unit cap for downtown would apply to this site as well. So far, there’s about 250 units either built or proposed to be built downtown.

The board also reviewed draft resolutions for Tuesday’s regular board meeting. To read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting, click below, and scroll down for the full agenda.


Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 06-02-2016