Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study is an assessment that looks at the practicality of a proposed plan or method. The Town of Bristol commissions studies to analyze the likelihood of success of a potential project.

The Town of Bristol regularly partners with the Roger Williams University CPC Program to give students the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world applications. Occasionally, elements of a feasibility study are included for academic purposes.
All projects must go through a final design and permitting process prior to work taking place.

Click below to review the latest community studies.

Walley School Conversion Project


In June 2016, the Town of Bristol commissioned Brewster Thornton Group Architects, LLP to do a feasibility study on the re-use of the Walley School. Located on the Northwest corner of the Town Common, the Walley School is a historic building that has been unoccupied since its decommission in. Current plans would have the historic location serve as the new Bristol Town Hall.

East Bay Bike Path Extension Project


In Spring 2018, the Town of Bristol partnered with the Roger Williams University CPC Program to do a feasibility study of a Bike Path Extension. This extension would connect Roger Williams University, located East of Metacom, to the current outlet at Independence Park. This project would not only provide a new way for individuals to access the downtown district safely but also reduce the vehicle traffic.

To learn more about past community studies, please contact Bristol Town Hall at 401-253-7000.