Town of Portsmouth

Zoning Board of Review

September Meeting

Thursday – September 16, 2021 - 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

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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:

Meeting Agenda


Roll Call




Chairman's Report


Old Business


(R-20) Christopher & Debra Burnett (owners) seek a special use permit to construct a Small Solar Energy System (Art. V Sec. J.3.) and a dimensional variance to allow a shed outside of the rear yard (Art. IV Sec. C.5.) located at 415 Sea Meadow Dr. (42A-55).


(R-40) Mark E. Goulart, Trustee and Bradford C & Marjory R. Gray (appellants) are appealing a decision of the “Portsmouth Building & Zoning Officer and /or other Administrative Officer(s)” (Art. XIV Sec. B) permitting the construction of a driveway off of a private way to a certain parcel on Vanderbilt Lane identified as A.P. 59 Lot 5A. (59-5A)


New Business


(R-20) Donovan Gray Distributing, LLC (owners) seek a special use permit for agricultural special events (Art. V, Sec. C.5.) to extend operations of a limited series of beer gardens previously approved on March 18, 2021 located at 54 Bristol Ferry Rd. (28-17).


(R-20) Kenneth & Theresa Charest (owners) seek dimensional variances for rear and front yard setbacks (Art. IV Sec. B) and a special use permit to construct an addition to a shed on a nonconforming lot of record (Art. VI, Sec. A.4) located at 0143 Daniel Ave on Prudence Island. (75-10A)


(R-20) Sakonnet Oceanview Apartments, LLC (owner) seek a dimensional variance to allow a storage shed outside of the rear yard (Art. IV Sec. C.5.) located at 177 Water St. (31-42).


(R-20) Cort Chappell (applicant) and Wing Kwong & Pik Ling Chau (owners) seek a special use permit to change a pre-existing non-conforming daycare use into a banking office with drive through facility (Art. VI. Sec. C.3.) located at 13 Bristol Ferry Rd. (28-24&25)

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Nott, Chairman


* Denotes estimated hearing length only 


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.