Aquidneck Island West Side Master Plan

Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth, NH

Harriman led a large, multi-disciplinary team of planners, designers, engineers and economists to create a comprehensive and environmentally sustainable master plan for a 10-mile stretch of coastal area along the west side of Aquidneck Island. The planning effort focused on resolving key growth issues and creating strategies for land use, transportation, economic development, sustainable growth, and the protection of natural and cultural resources. The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, a joint municipal planning commission representing the Towns of Portsmouth and Middletown, the City of Newport, and the Naval Station Newport, coordinated this master planning effort.

The Aquidneck Island West Side Master Plan received the 2008 Outstanding Comprehensive Planning Project from the Rhode Island Chapter American Planning Association.