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 …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The parameters regarding a potential village at Rolling Greens Golf Course remain a point of contention among members of the NK Planning Commission.
Argument on whether to amend the town's comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances to accommodate a village center at Rolling Greens Golf Course continued Thursday at the Beechwood Senior Center. If approved, the amendments would help pave the way for developers to begin construction on a village center west of Route 4 at the Route 2 and Route 102 intersection—a location not far from residential neighborhoods. During the meeting, Planning Director Jon Reiner said the commission “should be looking at more compact development,” as it better utilizes infrastructure and services. According to Reiner, the village center would be somewhat of a throwback. From a historical perspective, towns were “much more compact; you had a lot more happening …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Two North Kingstown residents voice their opinion on the controversial proposal for a village center on Route 102.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Dear Planning Director and Planning Commission Members, We are totally incredulous that the application for “The Preserve at Rolling Greens” is still ongoing and being considered. Did we not learn anything from our recent (and still ongoing) fiasco concerning wind energy systems? That being: We wholeheartedly agree with Gardner Palmer, who questions the creation of a whole new zoning district, and with Jeff Michaelson, who very astutely asked “Are we tailoring the ordinance to the application?” We urge you to listen to the residents whom you represent and deny “The Preserve at Rolling Greens.” Ralph & Edris Crockford 359 Laurel Ridge Lane