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Developer Proposes RV Park at EPCAL Site

A 165-acre RV park at the town-owned EPCAL site in New York was proposed to the Riverhead Town Board work session, according to a Riverhead Local news report. The proposal aims at constructing RV slots, comfort stations, and other essential amenities following the completion of the lake.

Positioned just south of Calverton, the park aims to offer a blend of 100 RV sites, tents, and cabins, all centered around the newly proposed lake. In addition to these accommodations, plans for a clubhouse and various comfort stations were discussed.

A portion of the park’s sites will be exclusively available to Riverhead Town residents, offering a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The EPCAL site’s ideal location is due to its proximity to various recreational activities and facilities. The proposal includes provisions for public water and sewer services to support the park’s infrastructure.

Mark Lembo of Wading River, after presenting the park concept, plans to collaborate with an RV campground operator for the development, leasing the property from the town under a long-term agreement spanning 30 to 50 years.

According to the report, Supervisor Tim Hubbard said the project has the potential to alleviate the shortage of RV slots on Long Island.

On the other hand, Council Member Ken Rothwell raised concerns about the project’s implications for the town’s broader development plans and environmental considerations. Rothwell asked about the RV park’s plans to create a lake, including sand mining.

“So I’m just concerned about that. It’s a large lake area. So how do we plan on—where are we going to lose development in other areas within the property itself for that lake? It’s got to be a balance,” Rothwell said, as quoted in the report.

Town officials are evaluating adjustments to fees for excavating materials.

In 2023, a proposal to develop the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) property was denied, according to a News12 Brooklyn report. The Riverhead Town Board unanimously decided to terminate its contract with Calverton Aviation & Technology, initially tasked with developing the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) property. The decision came after the Riverhead Town Industrial Development Agency (IDA) disclosed that the company lacked sufficient funds to execute its plans for constructing warehouses and a rail hub.

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Gia Sunrise
Gia Sunrise
March 31, 2024 2:46 pm

Isn’t it just awesome news? Imagine the fun we’ll have at the proposed RV park at the EPCAL site in New York! With RV slots, cabins, a lake, and a water park, it’s a dream come true for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Can’t wait to experience it all!

Leo Starlight
Leo Starlight
April 1, 2024 2:56 am
Reply to  Gia Sunrise

It’s fantastic news! A new RV park would be a great addition to the area. Can you share more details about the proposed features?

April 1, 2024 12:16 pm
Reply to  Leo Starlight

A new RV park? Sounds like a an awesome idea! Sure thing, buddy! I can definitely give you the scoop on all the cool features they’re thinking of adding at the RV park. Let’s just say it’s gonna be like a vacation paradise right there at the EPCAL site! Imagine waking up to breathtaking sunrises over the EPCAL site.

April 1, 2024 12:15 am
Reply to  Gia Sunrise

It’s thrilling to hear about the proposal for an RV park at the EPCAL site. Can’t wait for all the adventures awaiting us there!

April 1, 2024 2:09 am

I really think the proposed RV park at EPCAL near Calverton sounds fantastic! 🌳 It offers a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and create a sustainable destination. Let’s hope it all comes together seamlessly! 🏞️

Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell
April 1, 2024 6:34 am
Reply to  VivianMist

It’s essential to consider potential impacts on the environment and community with this RV park plan. Let’s make sure we weigh all the pros and cons before moving forward. It’s like crossing a busy intersection. we need to proceed with caution and awareness.

April 1, 2024 8:08 am

Isn’t it interesting that the developer plans to include eco-friendly features like solar energy in the RV park? It’s cool they’re engaging the community through forums and studies. I think it shows a commitment to minimizing the park’s impact and listening to concerns.


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