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Planning Department

Public Notice – Proposed Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Use the links below to access information regarding proposed amendments to the Middletown Zoning Ordinance, the Middletown Rules & Regulations Regarding the Subdivision and Development of Land, and the Middletown Comprehensive Community Plan.

Comprehensive Plan – Future Land Use Plan Changes

The proposal under consideration involves changing the Future Land Use designations on 22 parcels to “low-density residential” in order to bring consistency between the Town’s Comprehensive Plan- Future Land Use Plan and the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.

Limited Business Zoning District 

The board accepted suggestions for potential future zoning ordinance amendments regarding uses and dimensional regulations for properties located in the Limited Business (LB) zoning district on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6:00 PM Town Hall – Town Council Chambers 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI. There was a follow-up discussion of the board on October 23, 2017 at 6pm. A subcommittee was formed to continue the review.

Mixed-Use Development

Proposed zoning ordinance amendments to allow for mixed-use development in the general business (GB) and limited business (LB) zoning districts. The board held a public meeting to present mixed-use development zoning ordinance amendments on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6pm. The November 3, 2017 draft linked below is a result of the November 2, 2017 meeting.

Gravel Processing & Bulk Materials Storage and Sales

The Town Council has proposed zoning ordinance amendments to implement regulation of businesses that process gravel and other materials, as well as storage and sales of bulk materials. The Planning Board held a public meeting to review and discuss the proposed amendments on January 22nd, 4pm in the Town Council Chambers. Public input was accepted.

Agricultural/Farm-related Businesses

The Planning Board is considering proposed changes to the Middletown Zoning Ordinance to expand the types of business uses that are allowed on farms. Accessory business uses currently allowed on farms would continue to be allowed, while additional allowed uses would be added. The purpose of the amendments is to provide farmers with the ability to gain additional economic value from the agricultural use, thereby reducing the incentive stop farming and convert the land to residential development or another use.  The Planning Board will host a public workshop meeting on March 26th at 4pm in the Town Council Chambers, Town Hall, to present the current draft, accept public comments, and answer questions. Please see the draft ordinance and fact sheet below.

Atlantic Beach District/Lower Aquidneck Ave. Roadway Improvements

The Middletown Planning Board will host a public meeting at 6pm on April 3oth in the Town Council Chambers to discuss potential improvements to the roadway and streetscape of the lower Aquidneck Ave. area, also referred to as the Atlantic Beach District. The Town’s engineering consultant will review preliminary design plans for the proposed improvements, and the Planning Board will accept public comments and questions. For additional information, contact the Planning Dept. at (401) 849-4027. Written comments and questions can also be submitted by email to The preliminary concept plans can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Conceptual Streetscape Plans DRAFT 11_8_17