ABOUT THIS SITE

Welcome to the website for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Property at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Rhode Island. Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law), has directed the Navy to realign NAVSTA Newport. As a result of this action, the Navy has declared approximately 158 acres of property at NAVSTA Newport to be surplus to the needs of the federal government. The Navy proposes to dispose of the property for reuse by the local municipalities.

The Navy is committed to involving the community throughout the EIS process. This website provides information about the EIS process and project schedule.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The Navy has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Property at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport.

BACKGROUND

NAVSTA Newport is located on the western shore of Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island. The surplus property of NAVSTA Newport is located in three separate municipalities on Aquidneck Island: the City of Newport, the Town of Portsmouth, and the Town of Middletown. Collectively, the surplus property comprises four non-contiguous Navy properties:

  • Former Navy Lodge – Approximately 3 acres at the corner of Coddington Highway and West Main Road in the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
  • Former Naval Hospital – Approximately 15.2 acres, consisting of 8.3 acres of land and 6.9 acres of offshore riparian rights (access to water only), located on the western shore of Aquidneck Island, on Narragansett Bay, in the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Tank Farms 1 and 2 – Tank Farm 1 consists of approximately 62 acres of land, and Tank Farm 2 consists of approximately 74 acres of land in the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
  • Midway Pier/Greene Lane – This approximately 10.7-acre parcel is located along the western portion of Aquidneck Island in the Town of Middletown.

The BRAC Commission recommended realignment of NAVSTA Newport on September 8, 2005. The recommendation to realign NAVSTA Newport was approved by President Bush and accepted by Congress on November 9, 2005. As a result of implementation of BRAC Law, certain land and facilities were declared excess to the needs of the Navy on January 5, 2009 and available to other Department of Defense (DOD) components and other federal agencies. Following the Navy’s evaluation of all federal requests, the Navy declared approximately 158 acres of property at NAVSTA Newport as surplus on February 9, 2010.

The Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority (AIRPA) prepared the Redevelopment Plan for Surplus Properties at NAVSTA Newport, and the EIS evaluates disposal and reuse in a manner consistent with that Plan. Additional information regarding the BRAC process and NAVSTA Newport is available at https://bracpmo.navy.mil/.

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