Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announces opening of community participation in ‘Woonsocket Plan’

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced an update to the city’s long-term guide for land use and development over the next 20 years.

The plan intends to focus on goals and guidelines for how we can help city leaders make decisions regarding new developments, the location of new developments, how to protect cultural and historical sites, how to prioritize future investments for community service and infrastructure, and support local businesses and entrepreneurs.

“Woonsocket is unique and full of diverse people and stories, each of which contribute to the City’s character and culture. I am excited to create a plan that respects everyone’s individual experience, while striving to develop a shared path forward and achieve a common vision for the future,” said the Mayor.

“The comprehensive plan update is an important opportunity for all residents in Woonsocket to have a say in their City’s future,” said Kevin Proft, City Planner. “With this plan, the City will capitalize on our unique characteristics and assets and assist in prioritizing projects that bring our collective vision to life.”

For more information on how to give input and ideas for the city’s future, visit the Woonsocket Planning Website.

“Many of our residents grew up in Woonsocket and worry their children won’t stay for a variety of reasons. This plan gives us the chance to have meaningful conversations about our community, tackle hard issues, and develop solutions that will ensure Woonsocket remains an attractive place to put down roots,” said the Mayor.

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