2013 Outstanding Smart Growth Policies and Plans from Grow Smart Rhode Island

Harriman and the Town of Woonsocket were recognized in June at the 2nd Annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards for their work in authoring the Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan.  Finished in 2013, the plan received an Outstanding Smart Growth Policies and Plans award. Congratulations also go out to our subconsultants on this project, Fitzgerald & Halliday and Alta Planning + Design.

About the Project

The Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan creates a smart growth blueprint for guiding and coordinating public and private investments toward a vibrant Downtown Woonsocket where a revitalized Main Street becomes a more attractive and inviting place to live, work and shop.  The plan includes a number of recommendations that aim to leverage the city’s success with arts and entertainment and calls for a number of policy changes including changes in land use and zoning, streetscape improvements, creation of dedicated bikeways, improved pedestrian connections and a reconfiguration of traffic patterns.  The 209-page analysis was prepared by Harriman and reflects a comprehensive approach to smart growth.