community review
Phase Community Review
planning-zoning 475 acres

Planning Objective

Newport's North End Urban plan will build a community vision for the study area pictured below, which will then become part of the Newport comprehensive plan. This plan will be a bold statement for 21st century American living that connects the North End with downtown Newport.


The Newport Pell Bridge approaches reconstruction process is separate from this plan, and controlled by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. This plan bases its work on RIDOT's current drawings.


This plan will provide detailed urban design guidance for Newport’s North End and provide, along with the City's comprehensive plan, a basis for rezoning. The plan will establish a vision for the study area and planning and design principles for future development, all based on input from

This plan will outline opportunities for dense, diverse development at a range of development scales to create lively street life enjoyed by the public. New housing options, recreational spaces, and connectivity will be designed to meet the needs expressed by Newporters.

Landscape architects will plan for storm water management and flood mitigation with green and open spaces, and increased resiliency in this low-lying coastal area. Options for renewable energy generation will also be explored through this process.