Larchwood demolition begins.
Today's desecration of a piece of our history is not the end of the battle to protect its site. The Town Planning and Zoning Boards both agreed that the Comprehensive Plan's priorities for the Larchwood's site should not include a massive Alzheimer's facility. The proposed structure would, it was argued, not, as mandated, protect the western entrance of the Town, a gracious drive into lovely and historic Wakefield. South Kingstown, as mandated, is now fighting in Superior Co...urt to uphold their Zoning and Planning Board rulings. We have all been engaged in an historic, community wide effort and will not stop until the will of the community, as articulated in the Comp Plan, is followed and the memories that we all have for the now destroyed Larchwood is honored. We all knew this day was coming sooner or later. It doesn't make it any easier to see a piece of history destroyed, but our community's resolve is not destroyed with the building, but rather fortified. -Marc Levitt
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Preserve Wakefield seeks to improve the future of Historic Wakefield, RI by advocating for responsible decisions that improve its sense of place, environment, and economy. We are currently looking to raise funds to fight an appeal by the developer against the Town's decision to deny its proposed Master Plan.