South Beach/ US 101 Virtual Open House
Newport’s South Beach has come a long way since 1983, when the City of Newport established an urban renewal district in the area to address the area’s lack of transportation connections, urban infrastructure, and public amenities. However, key issues remain. The Newport Urban Renewal Agency has initiated on a refinement plan process to determine where remaining investments should be prioritized before the Urban Renewal District closes to new projects at the end of 2025.
As a first step, the project team completed an Opportunities and Constraints Report, which summarizes stakeholder interviews to date and organizes key issues within South Beach alongside ideas for how to address the area’s constraints. The document also provides a decision-making framework that helps to prioritize limited remaining urban renewal funding from 2022 to 2025.
As a second step, the project team has been working on a project list detailing the potential projects considered to date along with a decision-making framework that helps to prioritize limited remaining urban renewal funding from 2022 to 2025. This document includes detailed project sheets that describes the various components and implementation considerations for each project.
Project Concept Memo - 9.21.21
The team has also put together redevelopment concepts for the 2.33 acre Agency owned property at 35th and US 101 considering community feedback and technical and market analysis.
SE 35th - US 101 Redevelopment Concepts - 9.21.21
Urban renewal funding can be used for physical investments that meet the objectives of the South Beach Urban Renewal Plan:
(Source: South Beach Urban Renewal Plan Amendment 5)
The refinement plan process started in March 2021 and will be completed in November 2021.