Town of Portsmouth

Zoning Board of Review

January Meeting Agenda

Thursday – January 19, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Town Council Chambers - 2200 East Main Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871

The Town of Portsmouth’s Zoning Board Meeting will be in person, live streamed on the web and by phone dial-in using the Zoom remote meeting service. Please note that any referenced documentation that is displayed during the meeting will be visible through the web or mobile device but will not be visible using the phone dial-in option.

To access the meeting by phone dial-in, please dial: 1-888-788-0099

Once prompted for the meeting ID, please dial: 810-7212-4202 #

Once prompted for a participant ID:

                If you are an invited participant, dial your participant ID followed by #                                           

                If you are a member of the public, just dial #

You will now be in the meeting.

While in the audio conference, to raise your hand to ask a question, dial *9 and the host will be notified of your interest to ask a question. To mute/unmute yourself, dial *6

To access the meeting through the web using a computer or mobile device, go to the following web link in any browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) to run the Zoom app and view the meeting:

Using your laptop or mobile device, you can raise your hand to ask a question, or pose the question in the moderated Question and Answering chat window. The host will then be able to respond to your raised hand or Q&A question.

To find further information on upcoming Zoning Board meetings, please visit the following website:


Roll Call




Board Election of Officers


Chairman Report


1. The Narragansett Electric Company (applicant) for Aquidneck Island Gas Reliability Project at 111 Old Mill Lane. At the direction of the Rhode Island Energy Facilities Siting Board, the applicant is seeking an advisory opinion for a Special Use Permit for the mobilization of liquid natural gas equipment to support the natural gas supply to Aquidneck Island. The applicant has requested a new date be set for the hearing to acquire additional information regarding noise. The Board is asked to set a date in February for when the item is to be heard.


Old Business


1. 3302 East Main Road, LLC (owner) & Tesla c/o Dewberry (applicant) Engineers for property located at 3302 East Main Rd; being Tax Assessor’s Map 24 Lot 1 (Zoned Commercial, C). The applicant seeks a modification to a previously approved dimensional variance for side yard setback (Art. IV, Sec. B) to install electric vehicle charging stations.


New Business


1. Shull Architecture (applicant) for Judith Smith (owner) for property located at 216 Common Fence Blvd; being Tax Assessor’s Map 3 Lot 80 (Zoned Residential, R-10). The Applicant seeks a Dimensional Variance (Article IV, B) and a Special Use Permit (Article VII, A1(c)) for an addition on a substandard lot of record.




ZBR Business

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Nott, Chairman


The public is welcome to any meeting of the Town’s boards and committees. Copies of all application supporting documents can be publicly downloaded on at or by contacting the Town Planning office at 401-643-0333.