A new view from Aquidneck Island
A study released yesterday envisions a waterfront drive, bike path, marina village, housing and the opening for development of 350 acres that may be relinquished by the Navy.
NEWPORT -- It is a plan that could change hundreds of acres along Narragansett Bay, transforming an area once dominated by the Navy into exclusive waterfront property open to public and private development.
November 29, 2005
by STEVE PEOPLES, Journal Staff Writer
in The Providence Journal
The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission yesterday released the results of a two-year study of the island's western shore, detailing recommendations that could bring a new oceanfront drive and bike path to the area, rivaling Newport's Ocean Drive, and open nearly 350 acres of abandoned military property to the marine industry and private development. The master plan's recommendations are not legally binding. Many would take years to implement, requiring cooperation from municipal leaders of the island's three communities and the state and federal governments. But there are indications that the plan has legs.
Governor Carcieri, Senators Lincoln D. Chafee and... [continue via Web link]