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Helen Johnson, Preservation Planner
(401) 845-5415

City Hall - 3rd Floor
43 Broadway
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 »

Contact Information

Helen Johnson, Preservation Planner
(401) 845-5415

City Hall - 3rd Floor
43 Broadway
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 »

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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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Public Invited to Remembrance Ceremony for Kiyoshi Iketani, Former Mayor of Shimoda, Japan

On Thursday, June 17th at Vernon Park in Newport at 10 am
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, June 11, 2021) – Mayor Jeanne Marie Napolitano and the Newport City Council invite members of the public to a remembrance ceremony for Kiyoshi Iketani, former mayor of Newport’s sister city of Shimoda, Japan on Thursday, June 17th at 10 a.m. 

City Cracking Down on Noise, Motor Vehicle Violations

Motorcycle Groups, Short-Term Rentals Eyes as Season Gets Underway
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 8, 2021) – Following a busy start to the season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its noise ordinances, with City leaders promising to crack down on disturbances stemming from both vehicular traffic and short-term rentals.  

Noise complaints, in particular, have been on the increase in recent weeks as tourists have begun returning to the City following more than a year of COVID-related restrictions.  

Newport Kicks off First Transportation Master Plan

Project Aims to Develop Solutions for Resident and Visitor Travel Needs
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, June 3, 2021) – As another busy summer season is getting underway, the City of Newport is formally kicking off its first comprehensive Transportation Master Plan.
 
Since the last study that dealt with transportation issues was undertaken for the City in 2001, there have been significant changes in population, development and the ways in which those who live, work and visit the City-by-the-Sea get around. With Newport’s tourism activity also increasing year-round, the need to improve connectivity between the City’s network of water transportation, roads, bike lanes and public transit opportunities has become even more pressing.
 
Leading the effort will be the City’s Planning Board and staff, along with City Council, Rhode Island Department of Administration’s Division of Statewide Planning, and a local Residents Advisory Committee.

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  Calendar of Events

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.  

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an 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.

Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

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