Planning Department

Public Notice – Potential Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan Amendments, and other items of public interest

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, as well as other items of public interest.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Middletown Planning Board will host a public meeting for the purpose of seeking input for the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan update.  The plan is necessary to comply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to minimize the risks involving possible property damage and possible loss of life associated with natural hazards that may occur. The plan focuses on identifying natural hazards, the potential impact of those hazards and lists mitigation projects and strategies.   The plan must be updated and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency every five years to ensure that it reflects relevant information, enhanced analysis and revised community priorities.  The date, location and time of the meeting are as follows: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road, Town Council Chambers, 6:00 pm

2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan


Atlantic Beach District Zoning Overlay District

The Town Council has requested that the Planning Board draft a zoning overlay district to cover the Atlantic Beach District area of Middletown. Over the past few months two subcommittees of the Planning Board have worked to develop proposed regulations to address the uses that would be allowed in the district, and the design of buildings, landscaping and signs. The Board is now seeking public input on the rough drafts that the subcommittees have prepared. A public meeting will be held for this purpose as follows:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road, Town Council Chambers, 6:00 pm

ABD use table rough draft

ABD design regs rough draft

Atlantic Beach District/Lower Aquidneck Ave. Roadway Improvements

The Middletown Planning Board hosted 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 reviewed preliminary design plans for the proposed improvements, and the Planning Board accepted public comments and questions. The April 30th presentation and preliminary concept plans can be viewed by clicking on the links below. The Planning Board’s recommendation to the Town Council is also provided. On June 4, 2018 the Town Council voted to proceed with development of 30% design plans for the streetscapes project.

During the August 20th Town Council meeting there was discussion of tax increment financing (TIF) as an option for funding portions of the project, including under-grounding of utilities. On October 15th, 7pm, the Town Council will host a public hearing regarding the creation of a TIF district covering the Atlantic Beach District. See below for more information.

On October 2, 2018, 6pm, RIDOT will host a public informational meeting regarding proposed modifications to three intersections within the district. The intersection work is proceeding separately, but is being coordinated with the streetscapes project.

Conceptual Streetscape Plans DRAFT 11_8_17

April 30, 2018 public meeting presentation & audience poll results:  Aquid Streetscape DRAFT 04_30_18_FInal_polling

Planning Board Recommendation

Atlantic Beach Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District

On November 5th the Town Council adopted the ordinance creating the Atlantic Beach TIF District. Links to the ordinance, master plan and other documents are provided below.

Public Hearing Notice

TIF Master Plan

Financial Projections

TIF District Ordinance