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ALN forum – RIPTA/City proposal Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center Oct. 15th 6:30pm

DATE: Thursday, October 15 TIME: 6:30-8PM LOCATION: Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center | 23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840 WHAT: The Alliance for a Livable Newport is hosting a public forum to review and provide feedback on the RIPTA/City proposal for repairs and resiliency improvement to the exterior of the Newport Gateway and Visitors’ Center. Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to planning@ripta.com Speakers: * Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Mayor, City of Newport * Evan Smith – Discover Newport CEO * Lillian Shuey Picchione – RIPTA, Director of Capital Development General Project Goals: * Restore overhead passenger protection * Reduce surface runoff from the site in order to minimize the impact on Newport’s sewer system and also to mitigate flooding in future storms * Bring the facility up to industry standards for an intermodal hub – including improvements in lighting, signage and other features that will make it easier for the public to make their transit connections * Respect the facility’s importance to the State’s tourism industry and its local impact by giving special attention to design and aesthetics Project information available can be found here: www.ripta.com/newport-gateway-center (http://www.ripta.com/newport-gateway-center ) Background – General Project Goals – Funding – Progress to Date

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

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City of Newport – Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update Kick-Off Meeting, October 13th

http://cityofnewport.com/departments/planning-development/comprehensive-land-use-plan WHEN: Tuesday October 13th  6:30-8:30pm WHERE: Pell School | 35 Dexter St., Newport RI The City of Newport and the Planning Board are in process of updating the Newport Comprehensive Land Use Plan. This update includes only the updating of data and statistics to keep the document that was adopted in 2004 in compliance with current State requirements. The State of Rhode Island has issued new requirements for municipalities to include in their next Comprehensive Plan. After the data revisions are complete and adopted, Newport will begin the process of reviewing and revising the entire document to bring it in compliance with the new State regulations that go into effect as of June 1st, 2016. The following links contain the 2004 Comprehensive Land Use Plan as adopted in 2004 by the City Council. This document forms the legal basis for all land use decisions made by the City as well as Zoning Ordinances and Land Development – Subdivision Regulations. All Zoning and Land Development Amendments enacted must be in compliance with the adopted Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Title Page – Table of Contents Element 1 – Executive Summary Element 2 – Land Use Element 2 – Appendices Element 3 – Housing […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

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ALN public forum – Newport’s Department of Public Services 10/6 @ 5:30 Newport Public Library

The first in a series of public forums sponsored by The Alliance for a Livable Newport – Please JOIN US! DATE: Tuesday, October 6 TIME: 5:30-7PM LOCATION: Newport Public Library Program Room WHAT: The Alliance for a Livable Newport to present a community forum featuring Newport’s Department of Public Services (http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/public-services) which is responsible for maintaining the City’s infrastructure and providing essential services. Following a presentation, members of the department will answer questions from the audience. Just who is responsible for: Potholes? Parking? Tree cutting? Snowplowing? Beach maintenance? Garbage bins? Graffiti? Street sweeping? Sidewalks? Grass mowing? Traffic control? City basketball courts? Speakers: William Riccio, Director of Public Services along with * Scott Wheeler: Buildings and Grounds Supervisor * William Boardman: City Engineer * Erik Reis: Beach Manager * Ed Harrigan: Recreation Administrator * Maureen McManus: Clean City Coordinator Public Services Include: * The Operations Administration Division. * The Clean City Program manages the collection of solid waste, yard waste, recycling and litter. * Traffic Control Division installs and maintains all traffic control devices and pavement markings. * The Streets and Sidewalks Division maintains the streets and sidewalks. * The Engineering Services Division reviews and inspects all work within the City’s rights […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

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Amy Hoag, Newport Resident, expresses her concerns with proposed parking changes.

Proposed_Parking_Changes_Map copy  (click to download) Docket Action Item #5245:14  (click to download) The city will hold a public parking workshop on Thursday, March 20th at 6:30 pm in the community room at the police station to review the proposed sticker parking changes.  If you are not able to attend but would like to make comment, please email the city councilors whose contact information is listed below. Last week at the city council meeting, the council received a report recommending expanding the Residential Parking Program (sticker parking) to include high density areas, areas with little to no off-street parking, and residential areas in mixed use or near major tourist sections of Newport; this change would eliminate the petition process for the proposed streets.  The streets proposed for inclusion in the Residential Parking Program include: All roads west of Broadway up to A-1 Pizza and west to Van Zandt Ave. Southern end is Farewell Street and Thames down to Bucci’s liquor. Everything north of Touro street between Kay and Broadway all the way up to Rhode Island Ave. Warner, Broadway, and Marcus Wheatland are not restricted. This directly impacts our neighborhood and has been a topic of discussion in our meetings regularly. […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

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Public Workshop -Thursday, March 20, 6:30 – Assembly Room – Newport Police Station – City Manager’s City Parking Programs Report

This impacts the whole of Newport. You are encouraged to get this information out to your constituents and friends. Please see below the details I copied from the City Council docket last Wednesday when the issue was introduced. If you can’t open this link, go to the City website and check out the Council docket from last week – March 12 – under Communications from the City Manager, click on number 14. http://clerkshq.com/content/Attachments/newport-ri/140312_33.pdf?clientSite=newport-ri

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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City of Newport seeks public input on capital improvement program planning document.

http://opinionnewport.mindmixer.com/category/five-year-capital-improvement-program Five-Year Capital Improvement Program The City has a rolling five-year plan for capital improvements. Capital improvements include facilities, infrastructure (road, water, sewer and bridge), major equipment replacement, land purchase or large asset acquisition.This initiative is in the planning phase. Any documents that are included within this project are planning documents only, not financial documents. For more information about how your input will be used, please click here.       Capital Improvement Program Proposal 120 0 241 Days Remaining Add your Ideas Visit this Topic Capital Improvement Program Prioritization Survey 92 0 59 Days Remaining Add your Ideas Visit this Topic Capital Improvement Program Project Contributions 68 0 241 Days Remaining Add your Ideas Visit this Topic  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

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November 14th @ 6pm Free Public Forum – City of Newport Commissions

Your voice, your community, your opinion matters! Join us for a lively discussion of important issues affecting Newport, Rhode Island residents, neighborhoods, friends and family. Alliance for a Livable Newport – Free Public Forum – City of Newport Commissions “I don’t think I’m interested in Newport’s Historic District Commission or its Zoning Board of Review.” Think again! If you own or are thinking of buying property in Newport’s Historic District… If you are thinking about possibly changing the use of your Newport property or altering its outside appearance …. If you own a business anywhere in the city… If you live in an area where a change in zoning might occur… You SHOULD be interested in learning more about: 1)   the Historic District Commission 2)   the Zoning Board of Review The Alliance for a Livable Newport will present the second in a series of public forums featuring Newport’s various Boards and Commissions. The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Questions may be sent in advance to: info@newportalliance.org To learn more about The City of Newport Boards and Commissions <click here> The panel will feature: Rebecca McSweeney, Chair of theZoning Board of Review John Shehan, Chair of theHistoric District Commission  Matt Weintraub, Historic Planner for the City of […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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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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