|Woonsocket-based CVS can be made to improve the design of its usually suburban-style stores, when citizens get active.|
Transport Providence will be contacting the Rhode Island based company soon to follow up on whether they have any plans to repeat this in the Biggest Little.
From Streetsblog Network:
While neighborhood groups tend to exert downward pressure on housing density, which makes cities less walkable and housing less affordable, today Ben Schiendelman at Seattle Transit Blog offers a wonderful counter-example. This one involves three CVS pharmacies planned for locations in Seattle classified as “urban villages” — walkable, transit-friendly locations. And in this case, the neighbors wouldn’t stand for CVS’s low-slung, strip mall-style development plans:In a departure from a lot of the activism we often see, neighborhood groups organized to push back asking for more density, and today, the council unanimously passed temporary emergency legislation from Councilmember Conlin banning what he called “strip mall development,” sending a clear signal against underdeveloping neighborhood centers.