Residential development pressure in East Greenwich is relatively intense in a state that has seen land consumption increase by 147 percent between 1961-1995 while population increased only 16 percent. According to Grow Smart RI, Rhode Islanders developed more land (96,000 acres) in those 34 years than in the previous 325 years. Since 1990, East Greenwich has grown at an average of 49.1 new single family homes per year. Since January 1998 there are pending and approved 218 new single family house lots and 129 new condominium units, assuring a steady stream of new home development.
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