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Public Access Created via CRMC Permit

In addition to creating public access by legislative mandate to discover and designate public rights-of-way to the shore, CRMC creates public access via Section 335 regulations in the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Program.

These regulations require that a public access plan be included when CRMC issues a permit for:

  • Commercial and industrial development or redevelopment projects
  • New marinas or significant expansions to marinas
  • Activities that involve the filling of tidal waters
  • Publicly funded beach nourishment projects

Projects That Include a Section 335 Public Access Plan

Bristol

  • Stone Harbour Condominiums
  • Thames Street Landing
  • Weetamoe Farms Condominiums
  • Wharf Tavern

Little Compton

  • Sakonnet Point Club

Narragansett

  • Knowlesway Extension (at Point Judith Pond)

Newport

  • Casey’s Marina
  • Newport Onshore
  • The Inn at Long Wharf (Marina)
  • West Wind Marina (Waite’s Wharf)

North Kingstown

  • Blue Beach (R.I. Economic Development Corporation)
  • Compass Rose Beach (R.I. Economic Development Corporation)
  • Jamestown Bridge (R.I. Department of Transportation)
  • Keiffer Park (R.I. Economic Development Corporation)
  • North Kingstown Town Marina
  • Spink’s Neck Beach (R.I. Economic Development Corporation)

Portsmouth

  • Carnegie Abbey
  • Melville Marina
  • Mount Hope Marine Terminal

Providence

  • Collier Point Park (Narragansett Electric)
  • Providence Place Mall
  • Shooters (Currently R.I. Department of Transportation property)

Tiverton

  • Village at Mount Hope Bay (Starwood)

Warwick

  • Dickerson’s Marina
  • Greenwich Bay Marina