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, October 10, 2012
Five things to Oct. 10.
1. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Twenty40's Harvest Fest – is being pushed back to Thursday, Oct. 18. Sorry for the inconvenience, but now you have an extra 8 days to practice your goofy faces for the photo booth! 2. Two of the artists featured in West Bay Open Studios Tour will demonstrate their art – including bowls, pitchers, and gorgeous textiles – at the North Kingstown Free Library for the month of October. Learn more here. Stop by the exhibit tonight at 6:30 p.m. 3. The Route 2/102 visioning group is holding a"neighborhood focus group" tonight at the Masonic Lodge on Ten Rod Road. This will be an informal discussion for residents who live nearby to share their thoughts, concerns and hopes for the future of the area. Starts at…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
DOT officials are proposing a roundabout at Route 2 and 102.
Everything’s cyclical – even roadway designs. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is proposing building a roundabout at the Route 2 and 102 intersection, west of Route 4, and including the driveway to Oatley's Restaurant. If this plan sounds familiar, it should: North Kingstown was home to two roundabouts on Ten Road Road (Route 102) in 1980s. According to Town Councilor Chuck Brennan (a former North Kingstown police officer), the roundabouts were taken out about 25 years ago once Route 4 was built. More than two decades later, the DOT is proposing a roundabout once again in an effort to curb car accidents at the intersection. According to a report presented to the North Kingstown Town Council on Monday night, there have been 46…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Rolling Greens comes back on the planning commission table next month.
The North Kingstown Planning Commission is getting a look at a new master plan for a proposed village center development at Rolling Greens Golf Course next month. The mixed-use housing and commercial project, called The Preserve at Rolling Greens and located at the intersection of Route 2 and 102, shows 50,000 sq. ft. of commercial development and 106 housing units - more than the respective 35,000 sq. ft. of commercial and 92 residential units proposed in the last variation of the project’s master plan. (View the full master plan here.) Additionally, the plan features a new clubhouse for the golf course, a new Oatley’s Restaurant (which was built in 1965), tennis courts and a gazebo. A three-acre area of land on the western edge of the…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A group tasked with creating a vision for the contentious intersection of Route 2 and 102 has neighboring town Exeter displeased.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In last week’s Standard Times, there was a front page article in which a member of the Exeter community expressed his dissatisfaction with the visioning process being undertaken in North Kingstown at the 102/2 intersection. I believe it is important for everyone to understand what has taken place over the past few years with Schartner property at that corner and the collaboration that has occurred between the two communities. To state that North Kingstown is not committed to preserving is intersection or providing a sensible plan for development is a misrepresentation of the facts. Exeter should take comfort in the knowledge that North Kingstown has taken the initiative in developing and implementing a well thought out plan for this area. …