Thursday, February 21, 2013
The North Kingstown Planning Commission saw five different designs of what a village center at Rolling Greens would look like.
Developers for a controversial project at Rolling Greens Golf Course presented various layout designs to the North Kingstown Planning Commission on Tuesday night. Architect Don Powers presented five designs to the commission showing different configurations of the project's entrance and retail area. The project, put forth by developer Mark Hawkins, would bring up to 50,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and 106 housing units to the Route 2 and 102 intersection. Of the designs, the amount of retail in the development would vary between 32,000 and 50,000 sq. ft. Powers, however, favored one design in particular that would bring the maximum retail amount. In this design (marked as the "Main Street" design in the images above), the main strip…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Two major areas of the Route 2/102 intersection were rezoned last week to a compact village development.
Rolling Greens Golf Course, the Corner Tavern and the former Bald Hill Garden Center properties were rezoned as a compact village development following a unanimous vote from the North Kingstown Town Council. The changes come following a rehashing of the CVD zone and the conclusion of a stakeholder group tasked with creating a vision for the intersection after a sizable public outcry from residents concerning a proposed village center at Rolling Greens. Though Mark Hawkins, developer of Rolling Greens, had applied to rezone his land as CVD, the owners of Bald Hill Garden Center and Corner Tavern did not seek out the changes, according to Council Member Michael Bestwick who told the audience he spoke with the owners about the changes. Do …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
All speakers, except one, at Monday night's meeting opposed the project.
In the final chance before a decision is made on a development at Rolling Greens Golf Course, NK residents called on members of the North Kingstown Town Council to deny the controversial application. The plan would bring a mixed-use development of homes and commercial shops to the intersection of Route 2 and 102. Since the plan came to light more than two years ago, a large group of residents has come out to staunchly oppose the project – particularly the commercial portions of it. According to the master plan for the project, called “The Preserve at Rolling Greens,” the development would include 49,000 sq. ft. of commercial development and 106 housing units - more than the respective 35,000 sq. ft. of commercial and 92 residential …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
What would you like to see happen to the Route 2 and 102 area?
The Town of North Kingstown is looking for input from the community and stakeholders regarding the future of the Route 2 and Route intersection 102 – one of the most controversial and contentious areas in town. The North Kingstown Planning Department is kicking off its visioning process for the area with the help of the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), a non-profit mediation and facilitation organization based in Massachusetts. The town is looking to create a scope and design process for a stakeholder group to work together on the topic. Ona Ferguson of CBI has interviewed more than a dozen neighbors, business owners, town officials and other stakeholders, gathering information ranging from current zoning to what the community hopes to …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Town Council will vote on a compact village development district on Feb. 27.
Following months of planning commission meetings filled with deliberations, delays and constant public input, the fate of a controversial village center zoning district has once again been pushed back. The North Kingstown Town Council decided to push back its pivotal vote until Feb. 27, when fellow committee member Charles Stamm (who was absent from Monday’s meeting) would be able to attend. The North Kingstown Planning Commission began to look at the zoning district in question – a compact village development (CVD) zone – following plans proposed by Mark Hawkins for a village center at Rolling Greens Golf Course on Ten Rod Road. Since its initial meeting in December 2010, nearby residents have come out largely opposing the 102-acre, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
New changes have been made to a village center zoning district.
Residents expecting a public hearing on a controversial zoning district at Monday night’s North Kingstown Town Council meeting will have their say Tuesday night to share their thoughts. After recent modifications to the compact village development (CVD), the council decided to have the town’s Planning Commission review the amended ordinance one more time before making a decision. The North Kingstown Planning Commission will review and make a recommendation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at town hall. The CVD discussion began during planning commission meetings for a proposed village center at Rolling Greens Golf Course — named “The Preserve at Rolling Greens” — on Ten Rod Road. Since its initial meeting in December 2010, nearby residents have…
Monday, January 30, 2012
Looking ahead at the week of Jan. 30.
Town Council Meeting | 6:30 p.m. at Beechwood Center On Monday night’s agenda, the council hosts two public hearings on two contentious issues – zoning district changes regarding a proposed village center at Rolling Greens and another for restructuring firefighters schedules to 24-hour-long shifts. North Kingstown High School AP Information Night | 6 p.m. at the high school Advanced Placement (AP) teachers will explain course descriptions and expectations for these courses while NKHS alumni will be available to share how their AP experiences have assisted them in college. NKHS is the only Rhode Island school to be named to the AP Honor Roll. Planning Commission Meeting | 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall The North Kingstown Planning Commission …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Council will consider public comments and the completion of a study on village centers before proceeding with changes to the town's zoning districts.
If changes to the town’s zoning districts come to fruition, it won’t be until next year. The North Kingstown Town Council chose to delay a decision on revisions to one of the town’s existing zoning districts as it awaits the completion of a study of village centers. The zoning district in question — a Compact Village District (CVD) — gained the spotlight this past summer as the town’s planning commission discussed a proposed village center development at Rolling Greens Golf Course. The project has met heavy opposition from area residents who are against commercial buildings in the area. The application, presented in December 2010, for the Preserve at Rolling Greens, would bring 92 living units and more than 35,000 square feet of …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The North Kingstown Town Council will consider a new zone for the town.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
This coming Monday, the NK Town Council is being asked to consider a new Compact Village Development (CVD) zone for the town. In essence, they will be creating a whole new village center at Rolling Greens, over our prime groundwater protected land that the taxpayers have spent millions to preserve and protect. Our planning department has convinced the Rolling Greens developer to patiently wait while they draft a “town-wide” CVD zone to fit the Rolling Green area. The developer will retract his proposed multi-use zone request upon its passage and reapply under the new CVD. The town will feel obligated and certainly not deny the developer CVD zoning after convincing him into waiting through this process. Therefore, they essentially will …