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
Plans for a multiplex movie theater at the former Walmart property on Route 58 took a step forward Thursday night after the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals approved a number of variances, including one that will allow the building to be slightly taller than the zoning permits.
The third time will not be the charm for Pizza Hut in Riverhead.
Years into a plan for a new parking lot and valet parking service at Farm Country Kitchen, owners of the West Main Street restaurant still have more work to do in order to earn approval from the town. READ
The Town elections are in the history books and whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, what should trouble us all, is how few people voted this year. Each November less and less voters come to the polls. Part of the reason is people don’t feel they can make a difference. READ
The main building at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
An online petition to “Save Jedediah Hawkins Inn” now has more than 900 signatures in support of allowing outdoor events at the historic structure on South Jamesport Avenue.
The Inn, built in 1863, is once again before the Riverhead Town Zoning Board of Appeals seeking permission to have outdoor catered events, something it has done annually since 2008. Indoor catered events are permitted, but outdoors events are not, which is why the ZBA variance is needed. (more…)
Jedediah Hawkins Inn and Restaurant. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Jedediah Hawkins Inn went back before the Zoning Board of Appeals late last month to seek another one-year temporary variance allowing them to cater outdoors — something Hawkins representative Pam Hunt says they’ve been doing since 2008. (more…)
The Bayview Inn & Restaurant in S. Jamesport may become apartments. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A proposal to turn the former Bayview Inn & Restaurant in S. Jamesport into a five-unit apartment house was met with further opposition on Thursday night at the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, during which ZBA members decided to hold off on voting on the application until their next meeting. (more…)