Jeanne Boyle, Planning Director
2009 Update of the East Providence Comprehensive Plan
The 1994 State-certified East Providence Comprehensive Plan (“Plan”) and the Plan’s 2004 State-certified Update were prepared to guide development and redevelopment of the City of East Providence to the year 2010 and to preserve and enhance the qualities of the City that residents value. All provisions, sections and data of these adopted and certified plans, and all subsequent amendments thereto, shall remain in full force and effect. The 2009 Update of the Plan will guide the City’s land use actions through the year 2015. It was this information together with citizen input that guided the goals, policies and action items in this Update. The Plan was developed within the framework established by the Rhode Island General Laws Title 45, Chapter 22.2 (Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act).
The East Providence Comprehensive Plan 2010 seeks to ensure that East Providence’s growth is balanced with preservation and that quality of life is protected and enhanced as the City grows, with an emphasis on neighborhood preservation, a vital and welcoming business climate for small and large businesses, ample parks and recreation, improved mobility for all modes of transportation, and the protection of the City and the region's natural resources. The Plan was prepared to provide a better understanding of the overall Comprehensive Plan as a basis for land use decisions, grant and funding priorities, and as a tool for preserving quality of life.
The Plan serves as the policy framework for a wide range of decisions concerning land use, development, design, programs, and public investment priorities. Public input, in combination with technical studies, changes to the economy, fiscal constraints, prior actions and even global changes, were taken into account in the Update of the Plan. All East Providence land use decisions must be consistent with this Plan. As with all plans, this Plan is subject to amendment as conditions, public and private resources, and preferences evolve over time.
Cover and Table of Contents
Land Use Element
Economic Development Element
Community Services and Facilities Element
Historical and Cultural Element
Natural Resources Element
Recreation, Conservation and Open Space Element
Community Sustainability Element
Waterfront District Element
2009 Comprehensive Plan PowerPoint Presentation