NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Zoning Board recently granted permission to the owner of an Ocean Road home, built in error on the neighboring property, to move the home to its proper location.
Following a public hearing in May and decision approving the move in June, the zoning board sent notification dated Aug. 14 to Robert Lamoureux, the owner of 1440 Ocean Road, indicating that he would be permitted to move the home pending Coastal Resources Management Council approval.
“If you are to sum it all up, [the plan offers] at least a neutral impact on the site, and [Lamoureux] solved his problem without having to demolish the house,” said Michael DeLuca, director of community development for Narragansett. “He has done a lot of development over the years, and I believe it was an innocent mistake.”
In April, the Narragansett Planning Board voted 3-0 recommending that the zoning board approve the plans to relocate the three-story home from the neighboring Rose Nulman Park to the correct site.
The zoning board later unanimously approved the application to relocate the property following a public hearing in May where they heard testimony from Dennis DiPrete, project engineer with DiPrete Engineering, Scott Rabideau, a wetlands biologist with Natural Resource Services, and John Mulhern, principal real estate broker with Re/Max Central.