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ALN public forum – Newport Daily News article Oct. 31, page 1

Neighbors air concerns over plan for marina By Sean Flynn  Staff writer Newport Daily News  http://www.newportdailynews.com/ NEWPORT — A new 25-slip marina the Hyatt Regency Newport hotel is proposing to build northeast of Goat Island would have floating docks 100 to 150 feet offshore so as not to interfere with the eelgrass beds along the shoreline, according to the marina’s designer.  SEE the FORUM VIDEO HERE Gus Kreuzkamp, owner and master engineer of Harbor Engineering LLC of Barrington, presented the marina plans to more than two dozen people who gathered at the Newport Public Library Wednesday night for a forum sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport. Most of those who attended are residents of the Point, the neighborhood just opposite the proposed marina site. Bart Dunbar, who lives on Bridge Street, brought up the eelgrass buffer zone because he believes the marina would “stick out egregiously into public waters.” The state Coastal Resources Management Council “could allow the marina closer to shore above the eelgrass,” Dunbar said. It depends on how many people on the council are “eelgrass supporters,” he said. Kreuzkamp disagreed. The project requires both federal and state approval, he said. In his discussions with a representative of the […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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Video of Public Forum proposed Hyatt Marina + Detailed Engineering Plans

  20131010_Hyatt Dock_Presentation Set < click to download Hyatt Marina Engineering Drawings, design, plans   Hyatt Marina Proposal from Alliance for Livable Newport on Vimeo.   Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina October 2013  Preliminary Design, Details, Drawings for your review The images shown below illustrate the plans for a new marina filed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island. These development plans and proposals have been or will be shared with various officials, groups, organizations, departments and individuals including: The Newport City Council The Waterfront Commission The Planning Board CRMC (RI Coastal Resources Management Council) – RI.gov Newport Harbormaster The Point Association of Newport, Rhode Island At those meetings, questions are answered and comments offered about the appropriateness of the facility. The ALN Public Forum on October 30 – 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Newport Public Library will provide an opportunity for the public to see these plans, drawings, designs and images, make comments, and have their questions answered by members of the Hyatt Hotel administration and staff.  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 31, 2013 at 7:41 am

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2 Important new websites – Engage Newport + Mind Mixer are live! What does this mean for Newport?

http://engagenewport.com/ Engage Newport Engage Newport is an evolving forum for opinions and ideas about our city’s major initiatives. Alongside elected representatives, local media and community organizations, Engage Newport is another channel of communication between city government and the people of Newport. http://opinionnewport.mindmixer.com/ Opinion Newport is home to an ongoing series of surveys about major city issues and initiatives affecting Newport’s future. Starting with community resilience in the face of rising sea levels, you are invited to join the conversation about what matters to you. http://engagenewport.com/issues-and-initiatives This section shares select information and opinion from a City government perspective. Be sure to visit the city’s home page at www.cityofnewport.com to navigate the full spectrum of city services, city calendars and more. http://engagenewport.com/get-involved This series of articles will highlight and explain opportunities for public engagement in shaping the future of our community. Learn more about your elected representatives , boards and commissions , & community organizations engageNewport@cityofnewport.com Related articles Engage Newport – SEA Aware-Public Event on Rising Sea Level – Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. October 30th @ 6pm – Public Forum – Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina Needed: wise Newport citizens willing to serve on Newport Zoning Board […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

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October 30th! Public Forum about Propose Hyatt Hotel Marina – Designs, Drawings, Plans

WHO: All Newport residents WHAT:  Public Forum about the proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina Bring your questions! Featuring – A presentation and discussion by the developers and hotel WHERE: Newport Public Library – 300 Spring St., Newport, RI (401) 847-8720 WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 TIME: 6pm until 7:30pm COST: FREE!  (Donations Appreciated!) DONATE NOW!   Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina  October 2013  Preliminary Design, Details, Drawings for your review The images shown below illustrate the plans for a new marina filed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island. These development plans and proposals have been or will be shared with various officials, groups, organizations, departments and individuals including: The Newport City Council The Waterfront Commission The Planning Board CRMC (RI Coastal Resources Management Council) – RI.gov Newport Harbormaster The Point Association of Newport, Rhode Island At those meetings, questions are answered and comments offered about the appropriateness of the facility. The ALN Public Forum on October 30 – 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Newport Public Library will provide an opportunity for the public to see these plans, drawings, designs and images, make comments, and have their questions answered by members of the Hyatt Hotel administration and staff. A Question of Character If built as planned, will the new Hyatt Hotel Marina change the character of Newport’s harbor […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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Friday October 25th 5:30 @ Jane Pickens – Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts

The Newport Architectural Forum & Washington Square Roots are pleased to present: A Lively Presentation and Panel on Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts Roundabout Diagram      ———            Roundabout in West Warwick Friday October 25th 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm  at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center New transportation initiatives are coming to Rhode Island! What is the “Complete Streets “ Design Movement all about and how are “Modern Roundabouts” different from “Rotaries” (with which they are often confused)? Come find out the answers to these and many other important questions on the subject of transportation design from a high level panel including: Moderator: Joe O’Connor (Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Radio) Introducer: Ross Cann, AIA (Washington Sq Advisory Commission and 2004 & 2012 Charrette organizer) Panelists: Michael Lewis(Director of RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT)) John Flaherty(Grow Smart Staffer and Chair, Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC)) Bari George(Exec. Director, Bike Newport and Member, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission) Please RSVP to WashingtonSqRoots@gmail.com to reserve your place! Friday October 25th 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm  at the Newport Colony House Following the Presentation and Panel Discussion, attendees are invited to join the Panelists and the leaders of the many […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association clarifies stance on The Breakers proposed new Visitors Center

Editorial From The Newport Daily News – Friday, October 18. 2013 p.a7 GUEST VIEW – Association clarifies its stance on proposal for welcome center By James Moore As chairman of the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association, I would like to respond to the Guest View article by Donald Ross of Oct. 12-13 (Existing welcome center plan is far superior to “alternatives”). Unfortunately, there are a number of important erroneous statements that must be corrected. Mr. Ross refers to the welcome center as nonintrusive. Including landscaping, it is well in excess of 4,000 square feet and placed precisely where the Vanderbilt family design team decided no buildings should ever be placed. Mr. Ross attacks the inclusion of a restaurant in Ronald Lee Fleming’s proposal (“Needed: A broader leadership vision for Breakers proposal,” Guest View, Oct. 2). However, Mr. Fleming only mentions one as a possibility. A four-star restaurant is a fantasy of Mr. Ross, not a proposal by Mr. Fleming. Mr. Fleming’s primary focus is on the ticketing and toilets function. The Preservation Society’s own plans demonstrate that a ticketing building with toilets would not take up more than 1,200 square feet. This is the equivalent of about 10 parking spaces; several designs […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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October 30th @ 6pm – Public Forum – Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina

October 30th @ 6pm – Public Forum – Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina When Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Please help us with the expenses in producing these forums byDONATING NOW!  Where Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street Newport, RI 02840 Driving Directions ALL NEWPORTERS – IMPORTANT SAVE THE DATE!  Please JOIN US for this important PUBLIC FORUM    ALN will host a public forum with presentation about the proposed plan for the Hyatt Hotel Marina followed by questions and comments from the public. Your voice, your community, your opinion matters!            Who should be there?  Newport residents, Newport County Residents, Concerned citizens, neighbors, family and friends! What:   “Expanded Marina Proposed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island” Why:  Kayakers, swimmers, boat owners, and The Point Neighborhood residents are concerned about the size and impact of the proposed marina – Environmental impact; the displacement of existing moorings; danger of congestion in the navigational channel among other issues Where: Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport, RI When:  Wednesday, October 30, 6:00-7:30pm Please click on the link below to register or RSVP. Get more information Register Now! […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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Engage Newport – SEA Aware-Public Event on Rising Sea Level – Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

“Save the Date” Notice for a Public Event through the Engage Newport-SEA Aware initiative. The event will provide information on projects researching Sea Level Rise and is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013 from  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Gateway Center.    

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

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Needed: wise Newport citizens willing to serve on Newport Zoning Board of Review

There is an immediate opening on the Zoning Board, and only one candidate currently available. There are openings coming up on several other Newport boards & commissions. Anyone who has served on a Newport board, this is a rewarding exercise in citizenship, as well as a good way of learning more about how our City functions, and about all of its neighborhoods. Please consider the need for wise heads on the Zoning Board, and either volunteer or spread the word. Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and applications are handled through the Mayor’s Office. Contact Raphe Sciola to learn more at 845-5437 or email: rsciola@cityofnewport.com . The application form is also available on the City’s website: http://www.cityofnewport.com/city-council/boards-commissions/index.cfm .

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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