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Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. State of Rhode Island, Et Al

November 12, 2014

Pursuant to a permit issued by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), a developer built 26 of 79 planned homes and installed infrastructure between 1992 and 2007. The Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission (HPHC) became interested in the site and recommended withdrawal of the permit or requiring a complete archaeological data recovery project. In 2009, after informal negotiations, the developer notified the HPHC that it would resume construction absent some response from the agencies. The developer resumed construction and a stop-work order issued.



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