Site improvements proposed for New Harbor Boat Basin

The Historic District Commission has approved preliminary plans to revamp traffic flow at the New Harbor Boat Basin. The commission also approved a preliminary application to fix up the market building at the site (Plat 5, Lot 69-1, 69-4 and 69- 5). The applications were reviewed and discussed by the Historic District Commission on Monday, Jan. 25.
Colin Kane, principal of Peregrine Group spoke on behalf of the applicant, Nekick Associates, and its goal to “make the Boat Basin – the area that has been owned by the Mott family for many centuries – a much better place to visit and live.” The lots listed on the preliminary applications, owned by Sky Blue Pink, LLC, contain: The Oar, the market building, the Narragansett Inn, the New Harbor Boat Basin, the Harbormaster’s office, and garage.
Architects Ashley Iannuccilli and Douglas Kallfelz, who provided an overview of the of the project, noted these proposed improvements to the site: possible stabilization and rehab of an existing barge; rehab of the existing market building; opportunity to build a “promenade” pedestrian way between The Oar restaurant, the market building and marina; a taxi pick up and drop off area; parking spaces; possible future

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