The Comprehensive Plan is an official, long-range 'blueprint' for the future of the Town. It details the community’s vision for the future and guides Riverhead on a wide range of issues such as future decisions on land use and development, capital spending, and general policy direction. The Comprehensive Plan also provides strategies addressing economic development, farmland preservation and the agricultural economy, housing, revitalization of Main Street and Hamlet centers, transportation, sustainable development, climate resiliency, and natural resource preservation and water quality.
The Comprehensive Plan reflects changes that have taken place since the prior plan was adopted in 2003. It also incorporates policies from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the Downtown Riverhead Pattern Book, and other recent plans. Links to relevant planning documents can be found here:
This planning effort builds off of research and public engagement completed by the Town and its previous consultant team between 2020 and 2022. The multi-faceted public engagement program included the following in-person and virtual activities:
All previously posted materials for work completed between 2020 and 2022 can be found at the link below. This includes a summary of the issues and opportunities discussed during these meetings.
We encourage residents to participate in two upcoming public workshops. The first will be in March (date TBD), and the second will be in the fall, once recommendations are ready to discuss with the public. We will also hold a series of meetings with key stakeholders, committees, and commissions in the coming months.