The proposed Neon Marketplace project included eight gas pumps, a drive-thru, and a self-storage facility. (DiPrete Engineering images)

PROVIDENCE — A large minimart and self-storage development was recently rejected by the City Plan Commission (CPC) for being at odds with plans to make the neighborhood more inviting to walking, bicycling, and outdoor enjoyment…The project envisioned for a vacant 3.8-acre lot at the corner of Dean Street and Kinsley Avenue was repeatedly referred to by the CPC as a suburban, car-friendly center at odds with the urbanist pedestrian- and bike-friendly development that the city is trying to promote.

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