The Plan highlights priority properties for preservation/rehabilitation funding to ensure that investments make the most impact.
The team made an inventory of business mix in the village to identify themes and opportunities to support certain clusters and link to the strong history of the village.
The Village has a core of historic properties that form a strong potential for destination retail.
Connecting history, local businesses, and open space to create a strong local and regional destination
The Chepachet Village Revitalization planning process built on all previous planning efforts to develop a targeted revitalization plan for Chepachet Village to create a five-year implementation and investment plan to identify opportunities for scattered site affordable housing integrated within mixed-use development, preserve historic resources, strengthen and expand small businesses, improve recreational resources, improve buildings and infrastructure, implement creative re-use of property, increase tourism and develop infill recommendations.
CivicMoxie led the team that also included economic development and business outreach, as well as historic preservation planning through a process to assess current properties, envision improvements and target investments in Chepachet Village. This revitalization plan builds on over two decades of investment by the Town of Glocester and recommends innovative ways to redevelop Chepachet Village in compliance with the Town’s recently updated Comprehensive Plan through incentives and available funding sources while maintaining its rural character as a historic village center.
Community revitalization, corridor / main streets, downtown / district plan, urban design