Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • Meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
  • Municipal Offices Court/Meeting Room
    100 Fairway Drive
    North Kingstown, RI 02852


The Planning Commission is engaged in land use development management and the regulations that govern the process. The Commission reviews and approves all subdivisions proposals. The Planning Commission reviews and updates the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission creates and adopts plans for the planning, improvement and redevelopment of areas within the Town. The Commission has the power and duty to:

  1. Review and make recommendations to the Town Council on proposed Zoning Ordinance and zoning map amendments
  2. Hear and decide on applications for site plan approval where Planning Commission approval is required;
  3. Authorize upon application the following: planned business district site plan, site plan, multifamily development, planned village district development, planned unit development, cluster development and residential compound development; and
  4. Review and make recommendations on zoning board applications of special use permits and variances upon request from the director or the zoning board of review.

The Planning Commission meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month and holds special meetings when necessary. The Town Planners provide staff assistance to the Planning Commission.

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

View most recent Agendas and Minutes


Paul L Dion    
34 Salem Drive
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2022
Patricia Nickles
57 Haverhill Road
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2020
James R Grundy, Vice-Chairperson
131 Shady Cove Road
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires:  7/1/2019
Gardner H Palmer Jr, Chairperson
31 Keats Drive(Expiration Date: 7/1/2018)
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires;  7/1/2018
Nicole LaFontaine, Planning Director
100 Fairway DriveStaff Support
North Kingstown RI 02852
294-3331, ext 313
Patrick Roach
105 Sachem Road
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2021
Tracey McCue
31 Chimney Rock Rd
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2023