Zoning proposal would cap college students living in duplexes at 3

SIGNS SUCH AS the one pictured, reading "Save Neighborhoods. Enforce Zoning Laws," started appearing in June on the East Side of Providence, where neighbors are concerned too many college students are occupying duplexes in the area. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – A proposed zoning amendment would restrict the number of college students who could share a two-family house, or duplex, in the R-1 single-family residential districts of the city. The new rule, if approved, would cap the number of students at three. The ordinance, introduced by councilman Sam Zurier, specifies that in the R-1A…
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