Riverhead Town hosts qualified and eligible hearing

UPDATE: The hearing ended shortly before 11 p.m. and was adjourned to March 13.

Original Story:
The long awaited qualified and eligible sponsor hearing on the potential $40 million sale of town land at Enterprise Park at Calverton has arrived.

Originally intended for mid-January, the hearing was postponed after the name of the principal changed in Calverton Aviation and Technology — the joint venture seeking to purchase the land.

The public hearing tonight is for the Riverhead Town Board to vet the applicant and “its ability to complete the urban renewal project being proposed.”

Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Click here to read more about the procedure.

The hearing is being aired live on Channel 22.

A packed Riverhead Town Hall for Tuesday night’s meeting. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)