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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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