Plans & Regulations

Affordable Housing
The Affordable Housing Plan of 2005 has been superseded by the Housing Chapter of the 2017 Comprehensive Plan. The Town of Narragansett formally committed itself to meeting the 10% affordable housing goal mandated by the Low and Moderate Income Housing Act (RIGL 45-53). Through the Housing Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan, the Town of Narragansett specifies the strategies and means by which this goal is to be achieved. The Housing Chapter is specificies the existing housing conditions in Narragansett, as well as the economic, physical, regulatory, and environmental obstacles that have prevented attainment of the state’s and the Town of Narragansett’s housing objectives.

Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Narragansett


Comprehensive Plan serves as the town’s statement (in text, illustrations, or other media of communication) that is designed to provide a basis for rational decision-making regarding the long-term physical development of Narragansett. The Comprehensive Plan defines goals and policies relative to the distribution of future land uses (both public and private), and forms the basis for land use decisions to guide overall physical, economic, and social development within the Town of Narragansett.  Baseline Report    Road Map    Action Plan

Subdivision Regulations

The purpose of the Subdivision Regulations is to establish procedural and substantive provisions for the subdivision and development of land within the Town of Narragansett that will be consistent with the provisions of both the Narragansett Comprehensive Plan and the Narragansett Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Ordinance

The purpose of the Zoning Ordinance is to promote and protect public health, safety, and general welfare; to protect the character of the town and reflect current and expected future needs; to provide orderly growth and development; and to promote environmental and historical preservation, among many other factors.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Narragansett has a Hazard Mitigation Plan that was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and to achieve eligibility for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant programs.This Plan identifies local natural hazards and projects action the Town may take to prevent impacts from them.  The Plan was approved by Town Council in December, 2018, adopted through a resolution in January of 2019, and formally approved by FEMA in January, 2019.  A copy of that Plan can be found here. Hazard Mitigation Plan.   A 2023 Progress Report for the Hazard Mitigation Plan has been completed.