On  2/07/2017, at 2:20 PM at Town Hall, there will be a public hearing to amend Chapter 301 entitled Zoning and Land Development  of the Riverhead Town Code as it pertains to Article LII, Rural Corridor (RLC) Zoning.

Qualifying buildings and sites in the RLC zone will be offered incentives for restoration and possible expansion in an effort by the Landmark Commission to preserve the Main Road's historical heritage from Route 105 to the Southold  border.


Open spaces, quiet hamlets, family farms and leafy neighborhoods are North Fork treasures we cannot afford  to take for granted. Riverhead’s rural character and quality of life are being eroded by the spread of excessive development and uses into places  where they don’t belong. We believe we can and must protect these precious commodities before they are lost forever.

Our best defense is an engaged and educated public that cares. Please read, think, learn and act!!



There are several Town committees that need "new blood". If you would like to become involved, prepare a letter of interest for the committee of your choice, attach it to your resume, and file one copy with the Town Clerk, and copy one to the Supervisor and to each of the Town Board members.

In essence, there is probably an available seat in nearly all of the Town committees. Click on the bullet below to find out more information.


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The proposed project involves a
1.4 MW fuel cell plant to be installed at URT with the electricity going to PSEGLI, waste heat going to heat tanks at URT,
and air emissions and wastewater to be discharged on site.

Jamesport Commons and DiNoto property. The County Legislature voted to approve the appraised values for the purchase of development rights for the rear portion and for outright purchase (for parkland) of the front piece. Legislator Al Krupski's office said an offer has now been made to the owner for an undisclosed amount.  Click here for more ibackground, 


Tax Breaks for Restoration of Houses in Historical Districts. Click here for more information.


Grapes and Greens.  The owner
has approval to build a cider processing facility, tasting room, and store.


Coverdale development.  This development could lead to higher taxes because of the tax-exempt status.


7-Eleven in Aquebogue.  The court case continues and the Town has hired a contract attorney and filed a motion for appeal.

News & Updates

This list details upcoming issues that would benefit from your participation:

  • Proposed Retail Wine Shop in Jamesport in Rural Corridor (RLC) at Tutill Lane. A variance to the existing RLC zoning will have a hearing at Town Hall on February 9, 2017. Click here to read more.
  • Gendot Middle Road. This project to build 16 retirement housing units on 3.67 acres.
  • Broad Cove.  This is a very large development proposed on the former Broad Cove Duck Farm.

The Town Planning Board held a hearing on the preliminary subdivision application for the EPCAL subdivision on 1/5/17. This project would subdivide 2,323.9 acres of land into 50 individual lots for a mix of uses.

Contact RNPC

E-mail: RiverheadNPC@optonline.net
Mail: RNPC, Box  413, Jamesport, NY 11947. 
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Amend RLC?

URT Fuel Cell Plan