HOUSING MAKES NO SENSE

In 1998, the US Navy gave the former Gruman site to Riverhead Town in an agreement that it would be used for economic development, to increase tax base, create jobs, and attract investment.  Housing will not accomplish these goals.

Fact: During it's peak, Grumman Corporation had 4,000 employees and none lived at EPCAL..

Fact:  There are numerous industrial/manufacturing sites on LI that are much larger and do not include "Supportive" residential housing.

HOUSING COSTS TAXPAYERS MONEY

Providing Public services such as education, police, fire protection, water and sewage would be an expensive burden to the taxpayers of Riverhead, especially if the IDA were to grant tax exemptions for the development. 

Residential development is a net loss to Town budgets, bringing in less in tax payments than the cost of providing services to the residences.

HOUSING IS NOT LIMITED AND CANNOT BE CONTROLLED IN THE FUTURE

The broad, murky definition of "Principal Use" will allow an unlimited number of homes to be constructed at EPCAL.

There's nothing to prevent the resale of these houses by the owner to non-employees.

What would happen to residents if a principal business decided to relocate?

How would ownership or control of a residence be resolved if a worker resigned or was terminated?

STOP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT EPCAL

SIGN PETITION NOW