Poll: Do you think that the City should consider a moratorium on new building projects?

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A petition circling around asks the Newport Planning Board and Newport City Council to institute a zoning “moratorium on special use permits and regulatory variance for commercial properties in Newport, RI effective immediately – until better able to gauge the effects of the already-approved hotel builds on the infrastructure of the city”.

Do you think that the City should consider a moratorium on new building projects?

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A petition circling around asks the Newport Planning Board and Newport City Council to institute a zoning "moratorium on…

Posted by What's Up Newp on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

It’s a busy time for hotel construction in Newport. Construction of The Brenton Hotel, a 57-room hotel, at 31 America’s Cup, and Hammet Wharf Hotel, a 84-room hotel at the former Newport Yachting Center, are currently underway and are expected to be complete in 2020.

150-room hotel, restaurant. banquet and wedding facility has been proposed on Waite’s Wharf.

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Carpionato Group also recently announced plans for the Newport Grand property, which would include Hyatt Place (140 rooms) and Hyatt House (120 rooms).

The owners of Fifth Element have also have been given the green light by Newport Zoning Board to construct a 40-room hotel on Broadway.

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