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02/04/19 6:01am
02/04/2019 6:01 AM

Perhaps the most talked-about issue on the North Fork these days is how to house our working young in an area where real estate prices continue to rise and job opportunities remain scarce.

College graduates are finding it difficult to stay in the area, families looking to buy a house can’t always afford to, and business owners lament the lack of housing for their employees. So how did we get here and what is being done about affordable housing? READ

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08/29/18 6:01am
08/29/2018 6:01 AM

The Southampton Housing Authority is planning to build five new affordable homes for first-time homeowners in Riverside, according to Curtis Highsmith Jr., its executive director.

The plan is to build three new homes on Vail Avenue and two on Old Quogue Road on land acquired from Suffolk County several years ago. READ

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10/04/16 10:31am
10/04/2016 10:31 AM

Speonk

Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association officials are urging its members to speak in favor of an affordable housing project in Speonk since they believe the success of that project will determine if similar development proposed for Riverside will receive state funding.

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10/02/15 10:48am
10/02/2015 10:48 AM

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A proposed five-story, 45-unit affordable apartment building on West Main Street received preliminary site plan approval from the Riverhead Planning Board Thursday night — but that approval came with 26 conditions, including one that requires that the Riverhead Fire Chief be satisfied that the building has sufficient emergency access along the rear of the building, which abuts the Peconic River on 11 West Main St. READ

05/14/15 1:13pm
05/14/2015 1:13 PM
A rendering of the Peconic Crossing project planned for West Main Street. (Courtesy)

A rendering of the Peconic Crossing project planned for West Main Street. (Courtesy)

A five-story affordable housing project planned for along the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead has received $5.49 million in grants from New York State.

“This is huge; I can’t underscore that enough,” explained Marianne Garvin, the president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Community Development Corporation of Long Island, which is teaming up on the West Main Street project with a Rochester-based, for-profit developer called Conifer Realty. “Without the financing, you can have a concept and a dream and an aspiration, but you don’t have the project being built.

“This gives us the financing and the ability to actually build what we’re dreaming about building.” (more…)

01/30/15 12:18pm
01/30/2015 12:18 PM
Michael Butler (center) cuts the ribbon Thursday at the E. Main St. apartment complex. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Michael Butler (center) cuts the ribbon Thursday at the E. Main St. apartment complex. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The second of three new affordable apartment complexes in downtown Riverhead officially held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, as leases are in place for all but seven of its 19 apartments, with tenants expected to move in on Sunday, according to Michael Butler, the owner and developer of the project. (more…)