Contact Information

Patricia Reynolds, MA ARCH - Director of Planning
& Economic Development 
(401) 845-5450     
Peter Friedrichs - City Planner
(401) 845-5472
Sarah Atkins - Community Resilience Specialist
(401) 845-5474
Department Directory »

Contact Information

Patricia Reynolds, MA ARCH - Director of Planning
& Economic Development 
(401) 845-5450     
Peter Friedrichs - City Planner
(401) 845-5472
Sarah Atkins - Community Resilience Specialist
(401) 845-5474
Department Directory »

Planning & Economic Development

Our office is dedicated to improving the economic wellbeing and quality of life for Newport residents by creating and/or retaining jobs while supporting the growing income and tax base through the planning and implementation of large and small-scale development projects.

Planning

The Planning Office plans and guides inclusive growth in our City — creating opportunities for everyone to live, work and connect.

Economic Development

We're committed to making Newport the most attractive community in New England to live, work and raise a family. 


Points of Interest 

Historic Preservation

With the largest collection of colonial homes in the United States, Newport truly lives in its history. Caring for these historic properties is a community effort. 

Maps & Plans

Click here to search and download copies of relevant maps & plans 

Flood Safe Newport

Being a flood safe community means protecting our community and saving homeowners on flood insurance.

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Download a copy of the City's guiding planning document, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Innovate Newport

We partnered with Federal, State and private partners to transform a historic school building into a hub for entrepreneurs. Learn more here.

Planning Board

The volunteer members of the Newport Planning Board are responsible for ensuring that developments and other building projects fit within the City's long-term comprehensive plan. 

Planning & Development News

All are Invited to First North End Urban Plan Forum

All are Invited to First North End Urban Plan Forum

What's your vision for the City's North End?

Please join us Tuesday, Feb. 25h from 5 - 8 p.m. at the East Bay Met School, 115 Girard Ave. for an opportunity to share your thoughts on the City's North End Urban Plan. To register, please visit nwpnorthend1.eventbrite.com // For those unable to attend, comments are welcome at courb.co/northend

 

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City Leading the Way in Historic & Resilient Preservation

City Leading the Way in Historic & Resilient Preservation

The City of Newport recently became one of the first communities in the country to adopt standards designed to help protect some of its most historic neighborhoods from the threat posed by rising sea levels. 
 

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Survey Asks: How do you Get Around Newport?

Survey Asks: How do you Get Around Newport?

With the summer season winding down, City planners are asking Newport residents, business owners, and visitors alike to help “Keep Newport Moving” by participating in an online survey designed to kick off the City’s first comprehensive Transportation Master Plan.

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