Town of Portsmouth

Zoning Board of Review

January Meeting

Thursday – January 20, 2022 - 7:00 PM

Town Council Chambers - 2200 East Main Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871

The Town of Portsmouth’s Zoning Board Meeting will be in person, live streamed on the web and by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. Please note that any referenced documentation that is displayed during the meeting will be visible through the web or mobile device but will not be visible using the phone dial-in option.

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To find further information on upcoming Zoning Board meetings, please visit the following website: https://www.portsmouthri.com/232/Zoning-Board-of-Review

Meeting Agenda

I.

Roll Call

II.

Minutes

III.

Chairman's Report

IV.

Officer Elections

V.

Old Business

V.I.

(R-20) Christopher & Mary Caouette (owners) seek to amend a previously approved dimensional variance (August 19, 2021) for side yard setback (Art. IV Sec. B) to construct a 2,400 sq. ft. in-ground pool located at 2271 East Main Rd. (39-64D)

V.II.

(R-10) Robin McMillan (owner) seeks dimensional variances for lot coverage (Art. IV, Sec. B.) and a special use permit to construct deck on a substandard lot of record (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 121 Berkley Ave (3-82).

V.III.

(I-H) Aquidneck Country Club, Inc. seek to amend a previously approved special use permit (2009) to develop twenty-two (22) single family dwellings and six (6) duplex units where the previously approved plan consisted of three (3) twelve (12) unit multifamily buildings on 0 Willow Ln (26-10) a vacant 6.4-acre parcel that is part of the Carnegie Development that also includes parcels identified as Tax Map 26 Lots 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3 & 4. The proposed amendment also includes the location of a stormwater detention area on 0 Brownell Ln (22-3). The proposal also requests dimensional variances for front yard and building stories (Art. IV Sec. B) as well as distance between building, roadway width, number of units per building and parking and travelled way setbacks (Art. VII Sec. C.10).

V.IV.

(R-20) George W. Shuster, Jr. (owner) seeks dimensional variances for side & rear yard setbacks and lot coverage (Art. IV Sec. B) and a special use permit to construct a new deck and front entrance on a single family dwelling on a nonconforming lot of record (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 0279 Governor Paine Rd. (78-10)

VI.

New Business

VI.I.

(R-40) Newport Solar, Inc. (applicant) and Joseph Studlick (owner) seek a special use permit to construct a ground mounted small solar energy system (Art. V, Sec. J.3) located at 424 Vanderbilt Ln. (54-202)

VI.II.

(R-20) John H. Schnibben III & Shauna A Trustees (owners) seek a dimensional variance for side yard setback (Art. IV Sec. B) and a special use permit to construct an addition to a single family dwelling on a nonconforming lot of record (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 01042 Narragansett Ave. on Prudence Island. (75-20)

VI.III.

(R-20) Frederick Cornell (owner) seeks dimensional variances for side and rear yard setbacks to construct an addition to a storage shed on a nonconforming lot of record requiring a special use permit (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 022 Holbrook Ave. on Prudence Island (75-8).

VI.IV.

(R-10) Frank Fusaro & Lindsey Viveiros (owners) seek dimensional variances for side & rear yard setbacks and building height in stories (Art. IV, Sec. B) and a special use permit to construct a vertical addition to a single family dwelling on a nonconforming lot of record (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 259 Riverside St. (15-59)

VI.V.

(C-1) Kurt & Deborah Schultz (owners) seek dimensional variances for rear and front yard setbacks (Art. IV, Sec. B), locating two buildings within twenty feet (20’) of each other (Art. IV, Sec. C.7.) and a reduction of the required six foot (6’) buffer between Commercial and Residential Zones (Art. IV, Sec. C.6.) to construct a walk-in freezer at 346 Park Ave. (25-21)

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Nott, Chairman

The public is welcome to any meeting of the Town’s boards and committees. Copies of all application supporting documents can be publicly downloaded on at https://www.portsmouthri.com/232/Zoning-Board-of-Review or by contacting the Town Planning office at 401-643-0333.