HOW WILL SOUTH KINGSTOWN APPROVE NEW HOMES?

Just as important as deciding what types of homes are most appropriate and where they should be allowed is the process the Town will use to approve development proposals. This project will also be exploring ways to change the Town’s existing processes to be more transparent and predictable. For example, should there be various levels of review based on the size or other aspects of a development?  If so, it should be very clear when a project can be approved at the staff level or at the Planning Commission level, and when other approvals such as major land development or a special use permit are required. Further, the Town would like to be even more transparent about advertising proposed developments publicly, and how and when public input is given and responded to.

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Through this planning project, we’ll be asking you to help craft these processes.