The fire station will be renovated but will remain in generally the same location on 32nd Street.
One of the most creative ideas floated in the months-long planning process was to install a canal to flush pollution from the waters west of Newport Boulevard. The canal would stretch across the city's parcel, through adjacent land and under the boulevard. Descriptions ranged from "a glorified fountain" to an almost-navigable waterway.
Some West Newport residents pointed out that drunks would surely play in the canal at night, and others pointed out its astronomical costs.