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Barrington Housing - Land Use Study
Barrington, RI

The Town of Barrington faces the challenge of providing affordable housing and a mix of housing types at a time when developable land is becoming limited.  Pare was retained by the Town to develop a housing-land use planning study, focusing mainly on two large parcels of land that recently became available for redevelopment.  
Pare directed a multi-disciplinary team, including experts in visual simulation and urban design, which conducted a residential build-out analysis for the subject properties utilizing site constraints and current zoning. 

Pare facilitated a two-day charrette process to garner citizen input into the planning process. Visual aids developed included 3-D visualization of plan and perspective views of the properties under existing and proposed zoning.  In response to community feedback, the plan included recommended amendments to the zoning ordinance to enable mixed use development of sites over 10 acres.  The Town anticipates updating the Affordable Housing Plan and the Comprehensive Plan Update with study recommendations.