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Planning Commission To Hold Meeting On Rolling Greens Development Tuesday Night

Continued from its Oct. 19 meeting, the NK Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed development at Rolling Greens Golf Course.

The North Kingstown Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the to discuss a proposed development at Rolling Greens Golf Course on Ten Rod Road.

The proposed development, called The Preserve at Rolling Greens (submitted by M.L. Hawk Realty LLC), would be a "mixed use planned village overlay zone" located to the west of Route 4 at the Route 2 and Ten Rod Road — Route 102 — intersection. During a planning commission meeting in June, the applicant's attorney, Bill Landry, suggested the land would be used for a "village center" with townhouses, retail space to be set back from the road, a golf course with new clubhouse and green space on the 102 acres.

According to Planning Director Jon Reiner, the pre-application proposes 92 units —  "36 duplex townhouse structures (72 units), 10 one- or two-bedroom live/work units, and 10 two-bedroom single-family dwellings."

In a staff report by the Zoning Board, the shopping center will not contain any "big box" stores and the proposed plan avoids large-scale shopping centers, capping commercial use at 20,000 square feet. Currently, the land is only zoned for two acres per dwelling.

The proposal would require amendments to the town's comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances. The first public hearing on the matter will address possible amendments to the comprehensive plan.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Oct. 19 but was discontinued after several abutters were not properly notified of the hearing.

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