Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Farhad Atash


This report proposes to develop a Guide Plan for the Redevelopment of Slatersville, R.I. (Map 1.1). Slatersville, once a self-sufficient, planned village, is the heart of the Town of North Smithfield (Map 1.2) , in Providence County, R.I. (Map 1.3) Slatersville, formerly a mill village and company town remains an intact historic village. It was planned around the Branch River, which was used for water power to run the mill. Slatersville has many historic structures, including the mill complex and the village of Slatersville is listed as a National and State historic District. The Slatersville Historic District is located within the federally designated Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The Slatersville Historic District, established at State and National levels in 1973, has been identified by both the Town, in its most recent Comprehensive Plan, and the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor Guide Plan as an area in need of an integrated Plan encompassing the area central to the Historic District (Map 1.4). The study area includes the Slatersville Mill complex, the Town Hall, two commercial buildings and the Library Association's Centennial Park