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Hammetts Wharf wins Smart Growth Award

Hammetts Wharf was awarded the 2022 RI Smart Growth Project Award by Grow Smart RI, a coalition for sustainable economic growth in Rhode Island.

“The 60,000 square foot ​Hammetts Wharf Project is part of a broader mixed-use ​​development along Newport Harbor including several restaurants, ​an events venue and marina serving residents and visitors to Downtown Newport. More specifically, the hotel, restaurant and retail project is located on a former surface parking lot and what many considered a gap in the pedestrian-oriented America’s Cup streetscape. Given the waterfront location, resiliency was front of mind from a regulatory and long-range sustainability perspective. Placemaking and community access were also integral to the final design and built environment. The public sidewalk along the front of the property was significantly expanded with the addition of seating, extensive landscaping and introduction of additional elements to continue the theme of “stopping points” along the bustling pedestrian thoroughfare. The publicly accessible deck overlooking the marina and Newport waterfront has quickly become one of the favorite stopping points for locals and visitors and the project includes a publicly dedicated waterfront access along the marina frontage allowing pedestrian​s to continue along the Harbor Walk. The Hammetts Wharf project is the culmination of more than four years of planning, approvals​ and construction with an entirely Rhode Island based team, resulting in the opening in the summer of 2020.” – Grow Smart RI