Rebalancing the Port of Galilee

This work contained in the PDF was prepared by the 2022 LAR 444 sustainable design studio for the Town of Narragansett. Their project titled Rebalancing the Port of Galilee is a project that followed an earlier one (2015) which was also conducted for the Town of Narragansett titled Galilee, A Vision for a Resilient Port. With increasing impacts along the coast, the town requested the students’ service in revisiting the commercial port, the Block Island ‘Ferry terminal, and the Village of Galilee. Working with the Town Planner, stakeholders, business owners and RIDEM, the students analyzed the dynamic conditions in the village. They reviewed large parking areas reserved for Block Island Ferry users and commercial fishers; vacant properties and buildings threatened by the sea; they looked at circulation challenges for trucks, cars, and pedestrians, and considered the needs of a critical commercial fishing industry. The class hosted a public workshop for engaging stakeholders, worked with local designers and developed alternatives for addressing critical land use issues within the context of a changing climate. Students produced 3 master plans, which they presented at Town Hall.

See the Full Report (PDF) prepared by Andrew DiPetrillo and Nicole Lengyel Costa under the direction of Professor William A. Green