The proposed Riverhead Islamic Center on Harrison Avenue took another step forward last Thursday night when the town Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously granted a zoning variance allowing the center to have more parking than the town code permits.
The ZBA vote would permit the proposed center, located diagonally across from Riverhead High School, to have a parking lot that is 64.8 percent paved or “impervious,” whereas the maximum allowed by the code is 15 percent. READ
A proposed mosque on Harrison Avenue drew support from local Muslims who packed a Riverhead Town Planning Board meeting Thursday night. (more…)
A run-down house diagonally across from Riverhead High School on Harrison Avenue is slated to become part of a proposed Riverhead Islamic Center. READ
“Proposed Riverhead Islamic Center expects small gatherings, ‘no political talk,’ ” reads the online headline of our story last week.
It’s a curious headline for a piece about a proposed house of worship but one that accurately reflects the way organizers spoke of the center during a recent town Planning Board meeting.
The people who will attend the proposed Riverhead Islamic Center on Harrison Avenue, across from Riverhead High School, currently pray in a rented building next to the Loose Caboose on Railroad Avenue, according to Dr. Mahmood Afghani, who has worked at Peconic Bay Medical Center for about six years and is part of the group proposing the center. READ
A house across from Riverhead High School that is currently overgrown by weeds could soon turn into an Islamic center.
Riverhead Islamic Center is seeking site plan approval to convert the vacant single-family residence at 751 Harrison Ave. into a house of worship. READ