Town of Portsmouth

Zoning Board of Review

November Meeting

Thursday – November 18, 2021 - 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.

To access the meeting by phone dial-in, please dial: 1-888-788-0099

Once prompted for the meeting ID, please dial: 810-7212-4202 #

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To find further information on upcoming Zoning Board meetings, please visit the following website:

Meeting Agenda


Roll Call




Chairman's Report


Old Business


(R-40) Mark E. Goulart, Trustee and Bradford C & Marjory R. Gray (appellants) are appealing a decision of the “Portsmouth Building & Zoning Officer and /or other Administrative Officer(s)” (Art. XIV Sec. B) permitting the construction of a driveway off of a private way to a certain parcel on Vanderbilt Lane identified as A.P. 59 Lot 5A. (59-5A)


(R-20) Cort Chappell (applicant) and Wing Kwong & Pik Ling Chau (owners) seek a special use permit to change a pre-existing non-conforming daycare use into a banking office with drive through facility (Art. VI. Sec. C.3.) located at 13 Bristol Ferry Rd. (28-24&25)


New Business


(R-20) Casimir & Kathleen Gaidimas (owners) seek dimensional variances for side & front yard setbacks (Art. IV Sec. B) and a special use permit for to reconstruct a single family dwelling on a nonconforming lot of record (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 0357 Narragansett Ave. (81-9)


(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)


(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).


(I-H) Aquidneck Country Club, Inc. (owners of lot 26-10) 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

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Nott, Chairman