The folks who own the Agate Beach Inn want a road vacation, likely to expand the amount of development they can do in that key neighborhood. But, to us, because of the enormous recreational value of the Agate Beach area, and the trajectory of usage by surfers and others, and, because that right of way could be improved over time to be an important beach access improvement, vacating that street, when, in time, it can be part of an improved facility so people can enjoy this special beach, is a terrible idea. If you’re concerned about this street vacation and how this area could be better used in the public’s interest, there are several ways you can make your voice heard:
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Send a succint email to: with the title “I oppose the street vacation of Circle Way”. Briefly explain your interest in the area as a recreational user and feel free to use some of the talking points from above. The public hearing for the planning commission is on Monday, April 12th at 7:00pm, and showing up and giving testimony is another great way to get on the public record. Let’s save what treasured non-developed areas of the coast we can. Final decision will be made by the Newport City Council and the hearing is scheduled for April 19th.