There's an energy in Riverhead these days. An almost tangible feeling of excitement as revitalization continues and new businesses invest money and dreams in a burgeoning downtown area.
The Peconic waterfront continues to take shape, with Grangebel Park being spruced up, a new playground, and a community garden planted by residents with deep roots in Riverhead.
But there are areas of Riverhead where questions still remain: Enterprise Park at Calverton, for example, has a future that's yet to be mapped -- and we'd like to see what you would like to happen on that large parcel. Would you like paragliding -- or drag racing?
Also, many have spoken out about proposed development on Sound Avenue -- where do you think the balance between new business and bucolic vistas should lie?
It's times like these that people get to thinking about the home and the town they love so much, coming up with their own ideas -- whether they be big dreams, filled with imaginative solutions, or practical fixes that are doable today -- to keep Riverhead on its current path to a bright revitalization, while still holding true to the values and businesses that have been its backbone for generations.
So let's hear your ideas.
In the spirit of putting the local dreamer and the civic leaders on the same plane, we'd like to give all locals the opportunity to share their big ideas for Riverhead. In this forum, no idea should be shot down. Instead, let's gather as many suggestions as we can so we can later narrow the list down to the 10 most popular ideas for the Riverhead community.
We can't wait to hear what you come up with.