Sadly it is already August, which means another summer is coming to a close. As we enjoy the last few weeks of the season it’s time to find out how the redesigned parking lot at second beach did. There have been plenty of complaints about the lot. We’ve seen the carnage from accidents as people … More How many Austin Powers did you see in the beach parking lot this summer?
Congratulations you see something on an upcoming agenda that you have an opinion about. This is great, it shows that you are a concerned citizen and want to play an active role in local government. Then you learn in order to have your voice heard you don’t just attend one meeting and public hearing, but … More Congratulations on your new unpaid position, attending meeting after meeting
Last night the planning board was the last step of approvals for Mariner Village, a 29 unit town home development in Newport and Middletown off Maple Ave. 16 units in Middletown and 13 in Newport. Mariner Village is planned to be 2 bedroom town houses, priced in the mid 200s. There was a lot of … More Mariner Village- have you heard of it?
The game of attrition is one of the games people play in Middletown. If you check out the agendas for the zoning board you will see it come up as a continuation every month, even though there is no plan to move forward- YET. We’ve learned developers and landowners will put in an application. If … More Let it ride and ride and ride…..
Town Council TC August 21 @ 5-30 2nd Beach Planning Board PB August 9 @ 9 PB Aug 24 @ 5– Grow Smart Rhode Island (Agricultural Overlay) Draft ordinance- Middletown Farm overlay district 8-11-17 Meeting at Police Station- 123 Valley Rd Zoning Board ZB Aug 22 @ 7 ZB Aug 22 @ 6
The planning board has been tossing this idea around for over a year as they discuss making an amendment to Chapter 152, Article 4 of the zoning code. This deals with the size (or bulk) or residential homes. Discussions are focused on limiting the height of buildings on lots less than 10,000 square feet to … More Does size matter?
There is a new ordinance being considered in Middletown- a mixed used ordinance. The down and dirty of the ordinance. This goes beyond the current code that allows for both residential and commercial in one building. It will allow for a village style with multiple buildings and a mix of both commercial and residential. After … More Mixed up about mixed use
Open space is a word used rather freely in the Middletown Comprehensive plan. There is a great deal of talk about preserving land in the town so we have open space and scenery. However, when tested it seems the opposite may be true. The zoning board has quite a decision to make. Before the board … More Open space and a shopping center, how does that work?
Zoning Board ZB October 24 @ 7
Zoning Board (Sept 26) ZB Sep 26 @ 7 (continuations)