In 2003 the City of Newport created the Nye Beach Design Reveiw District, which put in place architectural design requirements and flexible development standards for new construction or areas of redevelopment. Its purpose is to ensure continued livability through a focus on how the built environment shapes the character of the community. The ordinance establishing the Nye Beach Design Review District requires that within 10 years of the date of adoption, the City Council shall consider whether or not changes need to be made to the district boundaries, policies, and implementing regulations.
On December 16, 2013, the City Council voted unanimously to initiate proposed changes to the Nye Beach Design Review District to address the following issues, but not limited to these issues: width, mass, setback, maintaining village character, height, size, zoning, boundaries; and directed the matter to the Newport Plannng Commission to develop the necessary recommended amendments.
The Planning Commission accepted citizens' applications and formed an Ad Hoc Work Group to explore developing amendments to the Nye Beach Design Review code. The Ad Hoc Work Group consists of the following Nye Beach residents or property owners: Wendy Engler, Kathy Cleary, Jody George, Michael Franklin, Don Huster, and Karen Wilson.
Adopting Ordinance No. 1865 (December 2003)
Newport Municipal Code Chapter 14.30 ("Design Review Standards")
Newport Design Review: Guidelines and Standards (November 10, 2003)
Ad Hoc Work Group Kick-off meeting 3/26/14:
Community Development Department - (541) 574-0629