Seven empire zone acres out of the nine in this sub zone are designated specifically for a project identified as the River Catwalk as submitted by Catcove Corp. This zone is aimed at promoting the Riverside/Flanders hamlets, inducing tax ratable development and coordinating development with neighboring Riverhead.

Frances S. Gabreski Airport
The 48-acre zone designation is part of the site?s 58 acre industrial park located within the Francis S. Gabreski (Suffolk County) Airport. The airport encompasses 1480 acres, with three active runways and is the home to the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard. The potential for aviation industry development on the remaining property is significant, leaving the Empire Zone acreage to be used for light industrial mixed uses. Due to the size of the zone (48 acres) designating certain locations for certain industries is not practical. Site location will be based upon what bests suits the applicant and the County's ability to accommodate other applicants.

The proposed Gabreski Airport Industrial Park is a joint effort between Suffolk County and Southampton Town. The goals and objectives of the Empire Zone is to create a unique employment and business center that will attract year round well paying jobs that will complement existing village and hamlet centers. Target industry includes aviation, light industrial, office, service, lodging and related uses. Development may consist of multiple tenants and uses that will coincide with current and future on-site aviation and non-aviation demands.

Uses in the zone may be guided by the Southampton Town?s APPD (based upon LI 200 zoning), its subsequent Master Plan and the Suffolk County Industrial Commercial Incentive Program (ICIP). These documents list specific mix use industries (by SIC Codes) that can take advantage of the benefits offered by the Empire Zone. These industries include the manufacturing of furniture and fixtures, printing and publishing, engineering and scientific instruments, as well as the wholesale of industrial supplies, automobile parts and supplies, electronic parts and
equipment among many others.


* Thresholds will be based upon the amount of land leased and the term of the lease.
* Leases must be for no less then 20 years.

* Eligibility for empire zone benefits in the 7 acre Riverside parcel is project specific.
* For the remaining 2 acres, certification requirements are consistent with that expressed in the overall Certification Requirements and are compatible with the Downtown Riverhead Sub Zone Job/Investment

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