Route 1 Corridor Plan

The Town of Westerly developed a plan to revitalize the Route One Corridor. The overall goal of this study was to encourage the type of development that improves functionality and reflects Westerly’s character and charm. The Route One Corridor Study provides assessment and strategic actions for six general topic areas, which include travel, infrastructure, aesthetics, housing, economics, and development regulation.

Click here to view a Brief Synopsis of the Plan


The study involved the following steps that were completed from Winter 2021 through Fall 2022.

Rt 1 Timeline Graphic

The Final Plan, and supporting documents used to create the plan, can be viewed at the links below and includes an introduction, description of the project area and approach, recommended strategies, and an implementation plan and adaptive management approach. Several appendices, which provide additional details that were used to develop the plan, are also included in separate links below. The Plan was approved by the Planning Board on September 20, 2022 "as the strategic plan for redevelopment of this prominent commercial corridor" (Click here to see their endorsement letter to the Town Council).

Route One Corridor Committee (ROCC)

The Route One Corridor Study was coordinated and managed by the Town of Westerly Department of Development Services and directed by the Route One Corridor Committee (ROCC) consisting of Town Staff, Economic Development Commission and Planning Board members. Weston & Sampson Engineers and RKG Associates provided consulting services for the Study.

Contact the Town of Westerly Office of Planning at (401) 348-2550 with any questions.