Active | November 28 2018
Owners of property on the west side of Spring Street in Newport want to build a house and two duplexes in an area that has been proved to be geologically unstable. The first building permit for this property was challenged by the neighboring property owners and the property owner withdrew their permit application to respond to geologic concerns. As part of the development, the owners are also pursuing a vacation of a county road that runs through the property and has served as a historical beach access.
Update: Due to community opposition, the property owner has withdrawn their application for the County to vacate Jump Off Joe County Road # 500. The fight does not stop here! The City of Newport expects the property owner to submit another building permit application in January 2019.
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