Store Size Cap – Portsmouth, RI

Date: 2 Dec 2008 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After successfully fighting a proposal to build a 147,000-square-foot Target superstore in this small rural community, the grassroots group Preserve Portsmouth proposed a store size cap ordinance. In Februrary 2008, the Town Council enacted a measure barring stores over 45,000 square feet and imposing additional standards on those of 25,000 square feet or more.


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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which partners with a wide range of allies to implement policies that counter concentrated power and strengthen local economies.