NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Planning Board met on Wednesday evening for a special meeting to discuss the second draft of the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use, a color-coded map of the town with various designations for zoning in different areas.
Krista Moravec, the town’s consultant from Horsley Witten Group, explained the changes made to the map since the board last reviewed it. The board had previously asked that Moravec alter the map to reflect certain zoning changes the board requested in order to keep particular areas from becoming over-populated and to prevent the use of too many designations in one area. Some of the designations included residential, mixed use, industrial, commercial, and transitional.
One particular area that has been part of an ongoing discussion with board members is the area from Boston Neck Road to South Ferry Road, Bonnet Shores, a stretch of land that is becoming more populated with commercial business over time. Board members debated over whether certain portions of the Special Planning District should be designated as commercial or something else less intense to create a transition from commercial to residential. The board tossed around the idea of adding a new zone to act as a transition between the commercial and residential areas.
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