Newport Daily News: After 15 years, a fresh look is being taken at Aquidneck Island's west side

By Derek Gomes
Daily News staff writer
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at 4:11 PM
Updated Jun 11, 2019 at 4:11 PM

One priority cited by multiple attendees, according to the overview, is improving Burma Road, which runs north to south from the Melville district to Naval Station Newport and is maintained by the Navy.

MIDDLETOWN — Nearly 15 years after the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission completed the planning document that envisioned the development of Aquidneck Island's west side, the nonprofit is taking a fresh look at what's been accomplished and what more needs to be done.

The commission hosted a summit last month at BankNewport's offices on John Clarke Road that brought together municipal planners, elected officials, a representative from Naval Station Newport and others to resume the conversation about the West Side Master Plan. The meeting was not open to the news media. On Monday, the commission released a detailed overview of what was discussed during the meeting, including a list of potential regional initiatives: the Burma Road-Stringham Road corridor, workforce housing, transportation, commercial growth, sea-level rise and infrastructure (broadband, water and sewer).

Courtesy of Newport Daily News

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