Community Weighs in on New Pier at Fort Adams RIDEM held a public workshop to discuss a proposed 240-foot fixed pier at Fort Adams on Wednesday night. By Cara Kenefick (read more on Patch) City and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management officials, along with members of the public met at City Hall on Wednesday night for a workshop to discuss the proposed fixed pier at Fort Adams State Park. The 240-foot pier and wave fence would be constructed north of the Alofsin piers near the Visitor’s Center. The project is a part of Phase III out of IV in the improvement and renovation of Fort Adams. Spurred by the necessity to revamp the site to accommodate special events, such as last summer’s America’s Cup races, the Fort has undergone repaving and drastically upgrading its facilities. The final phase will be to realign the roads within the park to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic. RIDEM officials said the project will be funded through capital funds and will benefit not only the park, but Newport and the state as well. Having the new pier will enhance public access to the waterfront, expand the capabilities of the water taxi service while also reducing […]
Newport Waterfront Commission – RIDEM Information Workshop on the Proposed Pier at Fort Adams Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM Newport City Hall – Council Chamber The Waterfront Commission and the Newport Maritime Alliance will facilitate this Newport community informational workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to have RIDEM present its proposal for a 240’ pier at Fort Adams and it benefits to the State andNewport. The presentation will be followed by discussion and questions.