Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Farhad Atash


This study provides recommendations that should be considered as Wickford Village faces the location of a Wal-Mart store approximately two miles away from the village center. These recommendations are the results of observations of Wickford Village, interviews with business owners in Wickford Village, research on the effect of Wal-Mart on "Main Street, and the identification of strengths and weaknesses in Wickford Village." The recommendations are primarily concerned with the physical and economic effects on Wickford Village. While no one can predict the precise economic or physical effects Wal-Mart will have on Wickford Village, these recommendations are intended to make the negative effects minimal and allow Wickford Village to survive by becoming a year-round destination.



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