Waites Wharf, Newport, developing demolition get Alright from Preparing Board

NEWPORT — The Scheduling Board voted Monday evening right after 3 hours and 40 minutes of dialogue to allow the demolition of properties on Waites Wharf to make way for a 150-room waterfront lodge staying proposed by developer Thomas Abruzese of Yonkers, New York.

The board authorised on a 5-3 vote the demolition of a few linked structures that make up the @The Deck restaurant, at 1 Waites Wharf (two of the buildings also use 24 and 26 Waites Wharf addresses) a extensive rubble stone developing recognised as the Lynch stables at 16 Waites Wharf and a making and additions regarded as 20 West Extension St. All 5 structures are outlined as “significant contributing structures” in the federally identified Southern Thames Historic District.

The long rubble stone building known as the Lynch stables, at 16 Waites Wharf in Newport, is considered a significant contributing structure and should be preserved, according to city staff.

The board voted unanimously to allow the demolition of the building that residences the Riptides bar and Dockside nightclub, identified as 25 Waites Wharf. This constructing was not detailed as “significant” in just the district.

The votes took spot after four specific meetings and a frequent Planning Board conference held since March 1 that one particular board member mentioned totaled pretty much 20 hours of dialogue.