Riverhead City Center on Might 23, 2013. Photo Credit Report: Newsday
The Riverhead Town Board is considering creating a committee with an eye on revitalizing downtown Riverhead.In the new board’s initial work session last Tuesday, freshly chosen Manager Laura Jens-Smith proposed an advisory board that would check out ways to enhance downtown– a motif that Jens-Smith made a key problem in her 2017 political election project.”There’s clearly a lot of problems downtown,”Jens-Smith stated, adding that such a board might assist the community get future state gives that could be utilized for downtown revitalization. Councilwoman Jodi Giglio suggested potentially having the community board liaison to the Auto parking Advisory Board as well as the Riverhead Company Renovation District likewise work as the board’s liaison to an advisory board to streamline all midtown concerns via one person.However, Jens-Smith stated it might be far better to keep them different to prevent having someone deal with all of those responsibilities.After questions from the board on just what the committee would do as well as how to specify it, Jens-Smith said the board would certainly continue going over the issue.Get the Newsday Currently newsletter!The finest of Newsday every day in your inbox. Jean-Paul Salamanca covers the East End. He concentrates on Riverhead, Southold and also Greenport on the North Fork, as well as Hampton Bays, Westhampton Beach, Flanders, Riverside and Quogue on the South Fork.