On April 10, National Grid submitted a request to amend the Newport Zoning Ordinance to permit the installation of an electrical substation on property located at 286 J.T. Connell Highway.
The intent of the project is “to improve the reliability of providing electrical service to business and residents of Newport,” wrote Neil Galvin, the attorney representing National Grid, in a letter to city council members.
At its regular monthly meeting on June 17, the Newport Planning Board reviewed the requested amendment changes and concluded the changes were “consistent with the comprehensive plan.” The board proposed three changes to the original proposal.
Read the complete planning board review here.