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Updated: Aug 11, 2019 at 10:07 AM
During the upcoming phase of the project the Housing Authority will be demolishing a total of 58 apartments and constructing a total of 56 new ones.
NEWPORT — The new construction of Park Holm apartment buildings off Hillside Avenue across from Miantonomi Park is expected to begin this year after a four-year pause in the ambitious project.
Rhonda Mitchell, executive director of the Newport Housing Authority, announced recently that financing for almost all of the $17 million needed for Phase III of the project has been secured.
The mood at a meeting of the Housing Authority board of directors meeting on Thursday was celebratory.
“Lots of wonderful things are happening now and I’m really excited,” Mitchell told the board.
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The requested zoning change would allow the apartments to be constructed without the developer needing to petition the city Zoning Board of Approval for variances or a special-use permit.
Updated: Apr 29, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Attempt to give younger adults preference for planned new apartments raises legal issue.
Councilwoman Kathryn Leonard argued the resolution would encourage action that could be a violation of the Rhode Island Fair Housing Practices Act, if young people with jobs in Newport were to be selected over other age groups to occupy new apartments in the former school.
Courtesy of The Newport Daily News
By Madeleine List | Journal Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM
Updated: Jan 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM
Housing advocates gathered Tuesday at the State House to push for legislation that would prohibit landlords from turning away tenants who receive housing-assistance vouchers, or who have appeared in Housing Court.
Posted May 8, 2018 at 10:23 AM
Updated May 9, 2018 at 9:44 AM
MIDDLETOWN – Police today identified Donald Boucher of Newport as the 56-year-old man who was killed after the motorbike he was driving collided head-on with a Jeep on Monday morning on Valley Road.
Boucher was an unsuccessful candidate for City Council in 2012 and a member of the Newport Zoning Board of Review from 2013-15. He was active in addressing the issues of homelessness as director of Housing First and homeless services at Riverwood Mental Health Services in Barrington and Providence.
He was taken from the accident scene outside Eye Health Vision Centers at 73 Valley Road to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where he died from his injuries, according to a police news release issued this morning.
A spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed today that Boucher was pronounced dead at the hospital on Monday.
By Matt Sheley | Staff Writer, April 6, 2018
NEWPORT, R.I. — Aquidneck Island is an expensive place to live — on that most people can agree. But what to do about it?
Members of the local legislative delegation told a crowd of about 100 people Thursday morning at the local Community College of Rhode Island campus they’re more than aware of the reality — and more needs to be done to help make Newport County affordable.
They agreed it’s not an easy issue to tackle, especially since the area is such a desirable place to live, and finding solutions will require creativity.
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