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Smolski, Chester
Providence Journal; Digital Commons @ RIC
capital city; city planning; community interests; contemporary city; downtown improvement; downtown revitalization; highways; land cost; land use; prototype; urban development; urban growth; urban planning; vacant land use; Urban planning; Society; Organizational behavior; Engineering; Place and Environment; Urban Studies and Planning; Urban planning, Society, Organizational behavior, Engineering
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"There's an old saying, widely attributed to Will Rogers, that says, "Buy land because they're not making it anymore." And as developers search for fewer available and more expensive buildable sites all over the state, most would agree with the saying....It has been suggested that the city investigate the possibility of building a parking lot over ROute 95 as a way to provide extra parking for the downtown, but a subsequent analysis apparently discounted the idea.Perhaps the city is not dreaming big enough."