Mixed use development encourages efficient land use. Mixed use development often leads to town centers that are pedestrian friendly and accessible via public transit. By concentrating growth in centers in a manner that is accessible and suitable for a variety of industries, businesses, and homeowners, it spurs economic growth by attracting new businesses that create jobs, and provides housing opportunities for a range of income levels.
This database is intended as a useful resource for town managers, planners, local governments, developers and interested citizens alike by providing links to existing ordinances in Rhode Island municipalities. However, we do not distinguish between the quality of different ordinances, rather, our database serves as an information clearinghouse. Therefore, we do not necessarily endorse the content and wording of every ordinance.
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