Paving the Way for
More Growth at Quonset
QDC and North Kingstown Reach Comprehensive
PILOT, Town Services AgreementsSigning the agreements
The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) and the North Kingstown Town Council officially signed agreements this Tuesday outlining terms for tenants' payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT), service responsibilities at the business park, and expanded use of Quonset wastewater services by the town. Finalization of the agreements helps pave the way for additional growth at Quonset, which is home to 168 companies and 8,800 jobs."With these agreements, the Town of North Kingstown benefits from the continued remarkable growth at Quonset, and the businesses at Quonset are assured of first-rate public services," said Governor Donald L. Carcieri."Creating a more positive tax structure and positive business environment will assist in business growth and attraction to the QDC Business Park, which is already a bright spot in Rhode Island's economy," said Keith Stokes, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.The QDC Board of Directors and the North Kingstown Town Council ratified three separate agreements: 1) A simplified PILOT Agreement to determine how much tenants of the tax-exempt QDC property will pay to the town; 2) A municipal services agreement clarifying maintenance responsibilities; and 3) a wastewater services agreement that allows the town to have additional capacity from the Quonset wastewater facility. View details of all the agreements here.
Job-Ready Skills Taught HereThe Trades Training Center of Rhode Island (TTCRI) opened at Quonset Business Park recently and will provide the necessary training for employment in the building and construction trades. Programs are designed to help the unemployed, under-employed and returning armed services personnel re-enter the workforce.
Courses currently include welding, electrical and CDL driver training, with plumbing and other courses to be added soon. TTCRI also creates customized programs, partnering with companies to help reduce training costs and increase productivity.
A division of Nationwide Diesel Technologies, Inc., TTCRI provides nationally-recognized, certified training. Find them on Dillabur Avenue in the Quonset Business Park, on the web, or by calling 401-667-7180.
Summer in Full Swing at Quonset
With the past weeks of rising temperatures, Rhode Island's summer offerings are more prized than ever. Quonset offers its tenants and Rhode Island residents some of the best. With four beaches, a golf course, bike path, benches, picnic tables and plenty of parking, Quonset is a great place to cool down and relax.
Quonset beaches include Calf Pasture Point, Compass Rose, Blue Beach and Spink's Neck Beach. All four are handicapped-accessible and open to the public. Beaches attract workers at nearby businesses at lunchtime on the weekdays. There spots offer beautiful views of Rhode Island and are great places for boating and kayaking.
The 2.5-mile Quonset bike path hugs the northern perimeter of the Business Park, reaching from Post Road at the western edge to the Calf Pasture Point Nature Preserve and the waterfront on the eastern edge.
The North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course, a public 7,000 yard, 18-hole, par 70 course is located in the middle of the business park. The course is a popular destination for Rhode Islanders, with views overlooking Narragansett Bay.