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List of Members (2015) 

Zoning Board

2017 Meeting Calendar

Easy Zoning Guidelines

Policies and Procedures


Announce 01NOTICE: Please click HERE to read an announcement regarding a change in the City's abutter's notification procedure for Zoning Board of Review applications.

     Agendas 2017

     Minutes 2017


Action Items

Petition of Eastern Resorts Company - 142 Long Wharf, Unit LW-1

Petition of Damien Guenther - 71 Pope Street



Continued Petitions

Petition of Andy Green & Neli Soper - 58 Third Street

Petition of Michael & Jacqueline McVicker - 183 Old Beach Road

Petition of Michael & Jacqueline McVicker - Old Beach Road

Petition of Lawrence & Diana Kahn - 119 Washington Street

Petition of Vincent Sandonato & NAJ Properties, LLC - Howard Wharf

Petition of Bradford & Jennifer Bono - 35 West Street

Petition of James Coleman - 66 Ocean Avenue

Petition of EPIC Enterprises, Donna Morvillo, & Kurt & Kristin Rauschenbach - 10 Brown & Howard Wharf

Petition of A1 Roofing & Construction LLC - 46 Church Street

Petition of Vicky Koutsourades - 6 Alpond Drive

Petition of Arthur Schreiber & Lena Aiello - 32 Thomas Street

Petition of James Stusse - 26 Anthony Street

Petition of Stone Gables Inc - 114-116 Eustis Avenue

Petition of David & Deborah Smith - 101-103 Prospect Hill Street

Petition of Newport Advanced Hydronics, LLC & The City of Newport - Coddington Highway & John H Chafee Boulevard

Petition of 526 Thames Street LLC - 526 Thames Street

Petition of JPBL Properties #1, LLC - 86 Beacon Hill Road

Petition of Fantasy Rock LLC - 1 Highland Place

New Petitions

Petition of Stephen & Carrie Cohen - 75 Mary Street

Petition of Peter Hatfield & Celia Berger - 27 William Street

Petition of Brian Rachmaciej - 33 Tilden Avenue

Petition of Frederick Houd - 31 West Street

Petition of Sara & Robert Janes - 13 Tyler Street

Petition of Peter Narsasian & 15 Manning Partners LLC - 15 Manning Terrace

Petition of John & Cindy Larned - 9 Everett Street

Petition of Christian Schumalher - 10 Mann Avenue

Petition of Dana Tanimoto - 50 Lee Avenue

Petition of Stockton Holdings LLC - 447 Bellevue Avenue

Petition of Joseph & Jo Ann Vignone - 365 Spring Street

Petition of 2 Church Street LLC - 212 Thames Street

Petition of Christopher & Catherine Benzak - 9 Cliff Avenue

Petition of Diego's Newport LLC & Bowen's Wharf Company, LLC - 11 Bowen's Wharf

Petition of Matthew Russell & Robert Dillahey & 30 Atlantic Street LLC - 30 Atlantic Street

Petition of Christina Cussimano - 34 Roseneath Avenue

Petition of Laura Scaglione - 365 Spring Street

Questions regarding Zoning should be directed to Guy Weston, Zoning Officer, 845-5452 or email Guy at

Special Use Permits:

While the Zoning Code is based upon the division of the city into districts within each of which the use of land and structures and the bulk and location of structures in relation to the land are substantially uniform, it is recognized that there are certain other uses and features that would be appropriate in such districts if controlled as to number, area, location or relation to the neighborhood so as to promote the public health, safety, welfare, order, comfort, convenience, appearance, prosperity or general welfare.

When provided elsewhere in the zoning code, such uses and features shall be treated as special use and shall be deemed to be permitted in their respective districts subject to the satisfaction of the requirements and standards set forth in the zoning code, in addition to other requirements of the zoning code. All such uses are declared to possess such special characteristics that each shall be considered as an individual case.

Regulatory (Dimensional) Variances:

You will need a regulatory variance if your proposed construction in any way does not comply with the requirements of a particular zoning district. A frequently asked question is: Can I add a second story to my home even though the existing footprint does not conform to the setback requirements? The answer is that ANY new construction, even atop a legal non-conforming structure must comply with the current zoning requirements. 

Noise Complaint

How to Lodge a Noise Complaint

Nuisance Issues

Nuisance issues should be reported to the Minimum Housing Inspector at 401-845-5464 or via e-mail to Gino Martinelli at

The Municipal Inspector will take the appropriate action to ensure the nuisance is corrected. Nuisance issues include:

  • Undesirable accumulations/vegetation
  • Junk automobiles/unregistered vehicles
  • Dirt piles
  • Garbage
  • Plantings
  • Sidewalk obstructions
  • Illegal signs and awnings 

     Agendas 2015

     Agendas 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Minutes 2015

     Agendas 2016

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