The Rhode Island Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program is sponsoring five public workshops during October, one of them in Tiverton, to get input from Rhode Islanders on if, how and where their communities should grow.
The gatherings represent Round Two of a four-part Great Places workshop series, part of the RhodeMap RI planning process, an effort that also includes plans for housing and economic development.
The Great Places work includes the identification, mapping and intersection of green resources (water supply, farmland, cultural areas, historic sites, recreation and open space areas), economic resources (land use, transportation networks, water and sewer, power and communications), and social resources (community facilities, social services, public transportation, labor/workforce opportunities). This will result in a series of maps showing areas where growth and revitalization make the most sense.
The Newport County meeting will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Sandywoods Farm, 43 Muse Way.