Newport residents again say no to changes to coastal bluff zoning

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Mar 092010
 

A packed house filled with Newport residents made it clear to city planning commissioners Monday night that they oppose proposed changes to the town’s coast bluff zoning that would severely restrict new home construction on coastal view lots. Many said designating wide swaths of coastal and bayfront properties as “high hazard” erosion sites is not only inaccurate, it would cause property values to plummet along with tax revenues for vital city services. Continue reading »