North Kingstown Villages
North Kingstown, RI
North Kingstown is a maturing suburb of Providence, Rhode Island that is striving to balance growth with preserving its remaining farm and forest lands. The town engaged Dodson & Flinker to study how to increase density in four out of seven of its traditional village centers: Hamilton, Allenton, Layfayette and Wickford Junction. Our work included massing diagrams, masterplans and perspective image visions shared with the public and the town through a series of workshops. In addition to concentrating density, the plans dovetailed with the local Healthy Places by Design initiative, removing automobile dominated development and refocusing on creating walkable, bike-able communities.