Comprehensive Plans And State Approval Status

The following table lists the approval dates and approval status of all municipal comprehensive plans and amendments. The Approval Status for plans are either: Fully Approved, Partially Approved, Expired, or Denied. Comprehensive plan amendments are also listed along with their status of Approved or Denied.

  • Fully Approved means that the plan and all amendments to the plan have current State approval.
  • Partially Approved indicates that an amendment to the comprehensive plan has not been approved by the State but the remainder of the plan continues to have state approval.
  • Expired means that the term of the State Approval has expired. While the State is no longer bound by the plan, it remains in full force and effect locally.
  • Denied means that the State did not grant State Approval to the plan or amendment. While the State is not bound by the plan or amendment, it is in full force and effect locally.

Viewing the Comprehensive Plans

Links to the comprehensive plans are of two types. For comprehensive plans with State approval, the link will display the comprehensive plan as it was submitted to, and approved by, the State. However, the Division cannot guarantee that these are the most recent and complete version of the comprehensive plan. Readers may wish to contact the municipality for such verification.

For comprehensive plans that do not have current State approval, the Division has done its best to provide correct links to the appropriate municipal website.

Municipality Municipally Approved State Approved Plan/Approval Expiration Approval Status
Barrington 03/25/15 05/11/15 05/10/25 Fully Approved
Amendment BAR-19-01
Bay Spring Avenue Corridor Developer Guidance
07/29/19 10/01/19   Fully Approved
Bristol 01/25/17 02/02/17 02/01/27 Fully Approved
Burrillville 07/09/18 12/03/18 12/02/28 Fully Approved
Central Falls 12/18/06 11/01/07 10/31/12 Expired
Charlestown 05/04/21 08/04/21 08/03/31 Fully Approved
Coventry 03/05/99 03/22/99 03/21/04 Expired
Cranston 08/25/10 10/18/12 07/01/17 Expired
Cumberland 06/25/16 04/19/17 04/18/27 Fully approved

Amendment CUM-20-01
Amendment deleting reference to converting the impaired wetland in front of the performing arts pavilion into a lawn area
02/19/20 05/15/20   Fully Approved
Amendment CUM-A2-20
Amendment for Housing and Neighborhoods Growth Management adding text in support of affordable and workforce housing
08/19/20 10/26/20   Fully Approved
East Greenwich 03/24/14 04/01/14 03/31/24 Fully approved
East Providence 01/05/10     Denied
Exeter 12/08/03 03/03/04 03/02/09 Expired
Foster 06/08/06 09/14/06 09/13/11 Expired
Glocester 04/19/18 07/26/18 07/25/28 Fully Approved

Amendment GLO-A1-21
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map, changing the designation of Plat 10, Lot 116 from Agricultural/Residential density greater than or equal to 3 acres per unit to Planned District - Density less than or equal to 3 units per acre.

05/20/21 09/15/21   Fully Approved
Hopkinton 05/04/17 03/27/18 03/26/28 Fully Approved
Amendment: HOP-19-01
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map, changing AP 5, Lot 6 from
Manufacturing to Medium Density Residential
03/04/19 10/09/19   Fully Approved
Amendment: HOP-19-02
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map, changing AP 18, Lots 8, 13, and 14 from Low Density Residential to Commercial
07/15/19 10/21/19   Fully Approved
Amendment to Recommendations 14 and 19 as follows:
Recommendation 14: Evaluate the feasibility and cost of installing photovoltaic and/or wind power electricity generating technologies on municipally owned lands and facilities, particularly building rooftops and the capped landfill on Stubtown Road.
Recommendation 19 is stricken: Consider a zoning ordinance to permit wind energy projects in appropriate zones.
08/07/2019 12/23/2019   Fully Approved
Amendment HOP-A1-20
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map for Atlantic Solar changing the designation of several lots located in the vicinity of Main Street from Low Density Residential to Commercial for the purpose of accommodating the construction of a photovoltaic solar energy system
03/20/20 10/05/20   Fully Approved
Jamestown 04/06/15 05/15/15 05/14/25 Fully Approved
Johnston 09/30/09 11/17/09 11/16/14 Expired
Lincoln 08/19/03 09/20/04 09/19/09 Expired
Little Compton 02/15/18 04/30/18 04/29/28 Fully Approved
Middletown 03/02/15 11/20/15 11/21/25 Fully Appoved
Narragansett 09/05/17 10/03/17 10/02/27 Fully Approved
New Shoreham 11/16/16 03/02/17 03/01/27 Fully Approved
Amendment NSH-A1-21
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map changing the designation of Plat 18, Lot 2-3 From Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential
05/19/2021 07/21/2021   Fully Approved
Newport 02/08/17 05/03/17 05/02/27 Fully Appoved
Amendment NPT-21-01:
This amendment incorporates the Newport North End Urban Plan by reference and revises various sections of the Comprehensive Plan.
02/10/21 04/06/21   Fully Approved
North Kingstown 11/19/18 11/18/19 11/17/29 Fully Approved
Amendment NK-A1-20
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map changing the designation of 420 School Street from Neighborhood Commercial to High Density Residential
01/13/20 09/25/20   Fully Approved
Amendment NK-A2-20
Amendment to the Future Land Use Map changing the designation of 2909 Tower Hill from Very Low Density Residential to Commercial
01/13/20 09/25/20   Fully Approved
North Providence 08/20/14 11/17/14 11/16/24 Fully Approved
North Smithfield 04/01/19  10/29/19  10/28/29 Fully Approved
Pawtucket 03/22/17 06/16/17 06/15/27 Fully Approved
Portsmouth 10/26/92 08/15/02 08/14/07 Expired
Providence 11/20/14 01/05/15 01/04/25 Fully Approved
Richmond 02/15/22 03/22/22 03/22/32 Fully Approved
Scituate 06/12/03 07/19/04 07/18/09 Expired
Smithfield 01/17/17 10/03/17 10/02/27 Fully Approved

Amendment: SMI-18-01
Change of Responsibility for the Review of All Comprehensive Permits

04/03/18 05/10/18   Fully Approved
Amendment SMI-A1-21 02/24/21 07/21/21   Fully Approved
South Kingstown 05/24/21 09/15/21 09/15/31 Fully Approved
Tiverton 10/22/18 11/05/18 11/04/28 Fully Approved
Warren 01/13/04 02/12/04 02/11/09 Expired
Warwick 04/17/14 08/18/14 8/17/24 Fully Approved
Amendement: WAR-18-01
52 Benefit Street FLUM change from Industrial to Residental-High
06/18/18 07/24/18   Fully Approved
West Greenwich 12/06/95     Denied
West Warwick 2/26/20 8/17/20 8/16/30 Fully Approved
Westerly 01/20/21 05/13/21 05/12/31 Fully Approved
Woonsocket 04/04/12 04/24/12 04/23/17 Expired
Amendment: WON-14-01
East Mill Street and Havelock Street: FLUM change from Residential (High Density) to Mixed Use (Commercial/Industrial)
10/01/14 09/02/14