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Transportation Master Plan In Full

Transportation Master Plan In Full

The City's first Transportation Master Plan in over 20 years is complete and it includes a number of recommendations for creating a safe, connected, and convenient transportation network for all. 

Click here to Download the Report (.pdf)
Click here to visit the Project Website

Note: City Councilors will be hosting a special workshop on Wednesday, March 29th at 5:30 p.m. to review the plan and hear from residents. Visit to submit comment in advance through the City's E-Comment system. 


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In Detail: The City's Capital Improvement Plan

In Detail: The City's Capital Improvement Plan

The City's Capital Improvement Planning process is designed to be dynamic and responsive to changes in service demands, infrastructure condition, and emerging goals and priorities.

Click below for a brief overview of the City's proposed FY2024-28 CIP

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Introducing Newport Community Electricity

Introducing Newport Community Electricity

Newport Community Electricity is coming in May 2023! This new electricity supply program, which was approved by the City Council in December of 2021, aims to help our community manage electricity costs, increase renewable energy use, and reduce carbon pollution.

Click below to learn more, or visit
Click here for the March 22nd Presentation to the City Council

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News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​Read the agenda

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission is tasked with providing advice to the City on how to make Newport safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. Click here for an agenda

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
Click here to view an agenda.  

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 Latest News

Driftway Storage Applications Now Being Accepted

2023 Seasonal Dinghy Permits Now Available
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2023) – Newport’s Habormaster’s Office is accepting applications for its 2023 Washington Street Driftway Storage Program. Dinghy owners are encouraged to download and submit their applications as soon as possible.

Under the City’s Harbor Ordinance, dinghies, kayaks, and other vessels less than fourteen (14) feet and/or otherwise approved by the harbormaster are allowed to be kept in designated waterfront storage areas provided they’re registered annually with the City and display current valid registration stickers. 


Operators of STR Properties Required to Register with City
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, MARCH 28th, 2023) – Short-Term Rental registration renewals for Newport’s 2023-24 operating period are now being accepted by the City Clerk’s Office.

Under the City’s Zoning Ordinances, all Newport property owners who engage in rentals of 30 days or less are required to register as a Transient Guest Facility with the City no later than May 31st of each calendar year. This registration is separate, and in addition to, a requirement to register with the State of Rhode Island.


City to Repave, Improve ADA Access to Downtown Lot and Restrooms
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, MARCH 28th, 2023) – Newport’s spring construction season is set to get underway on Monday, April 3rd with some important upgrades to the Mary Street Parking Lot.

The project, which is part of the City’s annual Road Improvement Program, calls for resurfacing the lot and making ADA improvements around the bathroom structure as well as along Cotton Court.

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