Ex-Newport Grand site awaits new proposal

ORIGINAL VISION: The Carpionato Group proposed a $100 million, mixed-use redevelopment of the Newport Grand site in 2019, but the project has been at a standstill and revised plans may be proposed.
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CARPIONATO GROUP LLC
ORIGINAL VISION: The Carpionato Group proposed a $100 million, mixed-use redevelopment of the Newport Grand site in 2019, but the project has been at a standstill and revised plans may be proposed.
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CARPIONATO GROUP LLC
Incoming Newport Mayor Xaykham “Xay” Khamsyvoravong looks at the hulking, windowless building that once housed the Newport Grand casino, and he sees a lot of potential. The 116,000-square-foot building and a vast 6-acre parking lot have sat empty for four years, ever since previous owners opened the Bally’s Tiverton Casino & Hotel and vacated the…

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  1. The handling of tis project especially the moratorium clearly shows that Newport officials have no vision and are typical bureaucrats and operate with a negative perspective like all naysayers always do.