|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
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 Waterfront Commission
- 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 for better or worse?
Known as a safe haven for fishermen, swimmers, kayakers, paddle boarders and small boat traffic, the harbor just east of the Hyatt Hotel across from the Point neighborhood may one day have an additional 25 slips for boats up to 100 feet in length if the proposed new Hyatt marina is approved.
While avoiding ecologically important eel grass beds, the marina will require moving four residential moorings and relocating the navigational channel. “Of course the Hyatt has a right to develop its valuable waterfront,” said Isabel Griffith, Secretary of the Alliance. “But is the size of what they are proposing appropriate? What are the implications for the future of a harbor recognized as a refuge from noise and motorboat traffic? In what ways will the current users of the harbor benefit?”
The deadline to file objections to the plans with CRMC has been extended to November 15, 2013.
The applicant proposes to construct and maintain a new marina with no more than 25 slips at the Hyatt Regency Newport by installing a timber access pier with a ramp to a float system.
A 5-foot by 94-foot access pier will extend off the bulkhead with a 4-foot by 25-foot aluminum ramp to access the proposed float system. The floats will be secured with epoxy-coated steel pipe pilings. The ramp will access a 10-foot by 161-foot main float with a 20-foot by 50-foot water sports float to the north and a 5-foot by 30-foot finger float extending south. At the seaward (eastern) end of the main float is a 13-foot by 230-foot main wave attenuator float extending in a north-south direction. A 13-foot by 95-foot wave attenuator float will extend northwest from the end of that float.
There are three 5-foot by 50-foot finger floats extending northwest from the main attenuator float.
To Learn more about the Application with the CRMC click this link:
For more information on the Alliance for a Livable Newport and how you can help make Newport more livable, go to www.NewportAlliance.org
John Hirschboeck, Vice President
Alliance for a Livable Newport