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Public Access to the Rhode Island Shore CRMC Coastal Education Series Narragansett Bay Commission Meeting Room September 25, 2007 6:00 PM Kevin R. Cute.

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1 Public Access to the Rhode Island Shore CRMC Coastal Education Series Narragansett Bay Commission Meeting Room September 25, :00 PM Kevin R. Cute Marine Resources Specialist Coastal Resources Management Council

2 CRMC Methods for Providing Public Access to the Shore Metro Bay SAMP: Urban Coastal Greenway Red Book § 335: Public Access Plans RIGL : CRMC Designated Public Rights-of-Way to the Shore

3 Metro Bay SAMP Urban Coastal Greenway Red Book or UCG option: Continuous public pathway along the coast One arterial access path per 1/4 mile of shoreline Two parking space minimum per development; additional space per 100 linear feet of coastline 7,050 linear feet of public access so far…

4 Red Book Section 335 Public Access Plan Applies to certain developments or activities: Commercial and industrial development or redevelopment projects New and significant expansions to marinas Activities that involve filling of tidal waters Publicly funded beach nourishment projects

5 Red Book Section 335 Public Access Plan Access may be physical, visual, interpretive Requires access similar to that impacted by proposed development or activity Access may be provided off-site Variance may be granted if no significant public access impacts can be demonstrated

6 Red Book Section 335 Public Access Plan Apponaug Cove Marina

7 Red Book Section 335 Public Access Plan Thames Street Landing – Stone Harbour Condominiums

8 Red Book Section 335 Public Access Plan CRMC Approved Projects with 335 Public Access Plan City/Town Stone Harbour Bristol Thames Street Landing Bristol Weetamoe Farms Bristol Wharf Tavern Bristol Sakonnet Point Club Little Compton Knowlesway Extension (at Pt. Judith Pond) Narragansett Caseys Marina Newport Newport Onshore Newport The Inn at Long Wharf (Marina) Newport West Wind Marina (Waites Wharf) Newport Blue Beach (Economic Development Corporation) North Kingstown Compass Rose Beach (Economic Development Corporation) North Kingstown Jamestown Bridge (RI Department of Transportation) North Kingstown Keiffer Park (Economic Development Corporation) North Kingstown North Kingstown Town Marina North Kingstown Spinks Neck Beach (Economic Development Corporation) North Kingstown Carnegie Abbey Portsmouth Melville Marina Portsmouth Mt. Hope Marine Terminal Portsmouth Collier Point Park (Narragansett Electric) Providence Providence Place Mall Providence Shooters (Currently RIDOT property ) Providence Village at Mt. Hope Bay (Starwood) Tiverton Dickersons Marina Warwick Greenwich Bay Marina Warwick

9 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access The council is responsible for the designation of all public rights-of-way to the tidal water areas of the state, and shall carry on a continuing discovery of appropriate public rights-of-way to the tidal water areas of the state - RIGL Ch

10 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access CRMC has designated 221 ROWs CRMC responds to request to improve public access at Daunis ROW (P-1) Adopt-An-Access Program established 2005

11 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access First Adopt-an-Access: Daunis ROW – CRMC Designation No. P-1 Town of Barrington plan to establish parking on Daunis ROW RI Superior Court: Sartor et. al., v. Town of Barrington –plaintiffs contend ROW footpath only Can Town improve parcel for vehicular access and parking? 1915 dedication of relocated parcel creates a substitute street running to the shore Intention was to create a street and not a mere footpath for public access to the shore

12 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access The Parcel is a right-of-way that is intended to accommodate the public-at-large and not merely abutters of the property or those in walking distance. In such a case automobile access is reasonable and necessary. - Sartor et. al., v. Town of Barrington, C.A. No

13 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access Daunis ROW (P-1)

14 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access Obstruction at Daunis ROW

15 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access Obstruction at Daunis ROW

16 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access Memorandum of Understanding Section I: Authorities & Purpose –(RIGL and RICRMP) Section II: Responsibilities –(CRMC, Municipality, Adopting Entity) Section III: Amendment & Termination –(Mutual agreement and six-month notice) Letter of Permission

17 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access Five ROWs adopted in 2007 by Save Bristol Harbor: –Constitution Street (S-4) –Union Street (S-5) –Walley Street (S-6) –Poppasquash Road (S-19) –Oliver Street (S-22)

18 CRMC Designated ROWs Adopt-an-Access Adoptions Pending in 2007: –Ruggles Avenue, Newport (Z-4) Clean Ocean Access –Nausauket Road, Warwick (J-24) RI Salt Water Anglers Association –Capstan Road, Jamestown (G-12) Roberts Family –Bluff Road, Westerly (A-2) Watch Hill Visitors Bureau –Bass Rock Road, Narragansett (C-6) URI Chapter Coastal Society –Conant Road, Narragansett (C-7) Narragansett Surfcasters –Tuckerman Avenue, Middletown (Y-1) Clean Ocean Access & Milnes Family

19 Its YOUR Public Access!


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