Bristol is a pro-active
community based organization concerned with the accelerated pace of Bristol's
development and the need for managed growth.
mission is to maintain and protect the unique social, environmental and economic
character of Bristol, Rhode Island to ensure the quality of life for its residents.
group meets every third Thursday of the month. Community members are encouraged
to attend. For more information on meetings times, locations, and how you can
help, please contact
may ask, What difference does saving one train station or post office truly make
in the future of America? My response is this: Preservation is not just about
bricks and mortar, lintel and beam. It is about the quality of life, and the possibility
of a bright future. Carl Sandburg expressed the danger of losing touch with our
past when he said, 'If America forgets where she came from, if people lose sight
of what brought them along, then will begin the rot and dissolution."
- Senator John H. Chafee (R-RI)
date, PRESERVE BRISTOL has: |
the first passing in New England of a Formula Business ordinance to preserve the
unique local character of the downtown district.
Sponsored Stacy Mitchell, Senior Researcher from the Institute for Local Self
Reliance, to speak at a forum at the Bristol State House
and presented a list of "Talking Points" of timely and critical local
issues to the Town Council.
Purchased pertinent manuals and documents relative to Bristol's growth and development
to inform and educate the public and our membership on relevant community issues.
Featured qualified speakers on timely Bristol issues at our monthly PRESERVE BRISTOL
meetings including talks on Bristol's schools, the new library project, the 1982
Sasaki Bristol Plan, mill re-use planning, LNG issues, and civic engagement. Also,
presentations were made by town officials from the departments of Zoning, Planning
and Community Development.
a PRESERVE BRISTOL delegate to American Planning Association Conference in Newport,
RI. as a panelist on Formula Business.
Appointed a PRESERVE BRISTOL delegate to a commission to evaluate the best plan
for the Robin Rug Mill complex
and will continue to maintain the PRESERVE BRISTOL website at www.preservebristol.org.
to post frequent email updates as events and issues occur.
vigilant in monitoring monthly meetings of the Town Council, Boards, and Commission.