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Store Size Cap – Portsmouth, RI

| Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 2, 2008 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/store-size-caps/2278-2/

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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