Brixmor Property Group received two final approvals Thursday from the Riverhead Town Planning Board, paving the way for 120,450 square feet of additional retail construction at the 41.55-acre Route 58 shopping center currently occupied only by Costco Warehouse.
The 120,450-square foot shopping center proposed by Brixmor Property Group took a step forward Thursday afternoon, when the Riverhead Town Planning Board granted preliminary site plan approval.
The Riverhead Planning Board officially voted last Thursday to require Brixmor Property Group to install a 10-foot wall along 790 feet of the eastern property line of its proposed 120,000-square-foot retail center at The Shops at Riverhead, the Route 58 complex that currently has no tenants other than Costco, which purchased the land it sits on.
The proposed sound wall between Brixmor Property Group’s 120,000-square-foot shopping center on Route 58 and the residents of the Millbrook Community now appears to be shrinking from 12 feet to 10. READ
While portions of the wall proposed for the Mexico-U.S. border may ended up being fence, planning officials in Riverhead are insisting that a wall on one particular commercial property here be even longer and higher than originally proposed.
Donald Trump isn’t the only one calling for a wall.
Some residents of the Millbrook Community on Mill Road are suggesting that the developer of The Shops at Riverhead build a sound wall to keep noise out of their community, READ
Ulta Beauty, Marshalls Home Goods and a pet supply store may be coming to Route 58 in Riverhead.
The tentative 2015 Riverhead Town Budget proposed by Supervisor Sean Walter at the end of September will apparently became the adopted 2015 budget automatically on Thursday, Nov. 20, as a motion to vote on adopting the budget failed at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.
Councilman John Dunleavy, who said he opposes the budget because he thinks the revenue projections it makes are unrealistic, submitted a resolution Tuesday to merely vote on adopting the budget. Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who had sought cuts in the budget, voted in favor of voting on the budget as well. However, Councilmen George Gabrielsen and Jim Wooten voted against the resolution, saying it doesn’t propose any changes to the budget, and the budget will go into effect automatically if no changes are approved. Mr. Walter abstained.
Mr. Walter’s $53.7 million proposed budget called for a 1.5 percent spending decrease, a .58 percent tax rate increase and a 2.08 percent tax levy increase. There were no speakers at the public hearing on the budget two weeks ago.
The Town Board also voted Tuesday to accept a proposed settlement with Brixmor Property Group, which owns the Costco shopping center on Route 58. Brixmor has thus far failed to meet several requirements of its site plan approval, including replacing dead trees meant as a buffer for neighboring properties. (more…)