Wexford Science & Technology and CV Properties LLC presented their plans for a mixed-use residential, ...
Renderings and plans of the Providence Homewood Suites extended stay hotel proposed for Parcel 12, ...
Rhode Works says nothing about any transit goals, RIPTA operating deficits, overcrowded buses, the bus ...
Two private developers – Wexford Science & Technology LLC and CV Properties LLC – submitted ...
At a press conference yesterday, Mayor Elorza announced some of the performers that will be ...
From the Providence Department of Planning and Development:
Request for Proposals for a Lighting Installation for the Eddy Street Underpass
Project Background and Context
The City of Providence is soliciting creative designs for a lighting installation that would activate and enhance the safety and visual appeal of the Eddy Street underpass. The improvement of this space through unique artistic design would not only make the underpass significantly safer and more inviting for pedestrians, but it would also define a sense of place, effectively connecting the City’s emerging Hospital District with the more established, pedestrian-friendly Jewelry District. Activation of this space provides a significant opportunity to establish a well-designed, identifiable connection between these two vital districts, while promoting a safe, pedestrian-oriented environment. Furthermore, this project allows for an exciting opportunity to utilize the abundant local artistic talent, further enhancing the identity of Providence as “The Creative Capital.”
Information about this weekend’s 4th of July celebrations from the City:
Mayor Elorza Invites Providence Residents to Celebrate Fourth of July
Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra performance and fireworks display highlight BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Providence Tourism Council will host the BankRI Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4 at India Point Park.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra will provide entertainment during the celebration, which will be followed by a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display. The free concert begins at 7:30pm and the fireworks display is scheduled for 9:15pm. A rain date of July 5, 2015 has been set.
“The BankRI Independence Day Celebration is a highlight of the summer season in our Creative Capital,” said Mayor Elorza. “I look forward to joining visitors and residents at India Point Park to celebrate the Fourth of July with a free concert from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and our signature fireworks display.”
Additional sponsors of the celebration include the Department of Parks and Recreation, Lite Rock 105, the Providence Federation of Musicians, the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, National Grid, and Narragansett Beer.
Nordblom Company and Cornish Associates Purchase The Providence Journal Building
Nordblom Company and Cornish Associates are pleased to announce their joint purchase of the historic Providence Journal Building located at 75 Fountain Street in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. This purchase also includes two adjoining parking lots at 78 Fountain Street and 1 Eddy Street. The Seller was A.H. Belo, who had owned these three properties and the newspaper until its sale in late 2014. The CBRE team, lead by Senior Vice President/Partner Alden Anderson, oversaw the transaction.
The building affords exceptional space in a terrific city location. Directly across the street from the Convention Center and Omni Providence Hotel, it also overlooks Kennedy Plaza, generally considered the heart of the city and the state’s transportation hub. Other notable neighbors include the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and the 1 million square foot Providence Place Mall. The location also benefits from proximity to the flourishing retail stores and restaurants throughout downcity.
Cornish and Nordblom plan to commence immediately with improvements to the building. Their plan includes modernizing and revitalizing this iconic property while offering leases to a broad cross section of tenants ranging from full-floor users to 2-5,000 square foot occupants. With the building’s large windows and tall, bright spaces, it will provide exceptional new offices at very competitive rents in the marketplace. This is the first time, since its construction, that significant space has been available in this property and it offers an extraordinary opportunity for a wide range of prospective tenants. When renovations are complete at the close of 2015, the building will feature 160,000 square feet of renovated office space as well as over 10,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space facing the newly re-designed Emmet Square.
The Providence Journal: Pedestrian bridge over Providence River being ‘reevaluated’ by RI transportation officials
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is now “reevaluating” the bridge project, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. said in a statement in response to questions from The Providence Journal.
“Given our current funding levels, RIDOT is reevaluating this project given the availability of funding,” Alviti wrote. “RIDOT must take into consideration the many needs for Rhode Island’s deficient bridges and deteriorated roadways. With reliable, predictable funding provided through the RhodeWorks program, RIDOT would be in a better position to schedule and fund projects such as the pedestrian bridge.”
The Feds let us use the money we’d save on not removing the piers in the river on the new highway. Will the Feds make us remove the piers if we don’t build the bridge?
Salisbury said his association would be “really disappointed” if the bridge isn’t built — plus, he questions what would happen to the old highway piers that once carried Route 195 over the river and now remain in the river, intended to carry the pedestrian bridge along the highway’s old path. Seven years ago, the DOT agreed to build the pedestrian bridge on those piers — and said the $2 million it would save by not demolishing them would go toward building the bridge. The DOT has already paid $1.4 million to design the pedestrian bridge, which was expected to cost $5.5 million.
Also, last week, PBN reported on possible changes to the design of the bridge.
Rhode Island Pride kicks of tomorrow, Saturday, June 20th with the annual PrideFest along the riverfront on South Water Street starting at noon. PrideFest is followed up by the Illuminated Night Parade through the streets of downtown starting at 8:30pm.
Wexford Science & Technology and CV Properties LLC presented their plans for a mixed-use residential, hotel, office, and laboratory development on 195 parcels 22 and 25 to the 195 Commission earlier this week.
Upload a photo of yourself showing how you dumped the pump with the hashtag ?#?DumpThePumpRI? and you’ll be entered to win a RIPTA prize pack.
A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday, June 15, 2015, beginning at 5pm, for the following purposes
Renderings and plans of the Providence Homewood Suites extended stay hotel proposed for Parcel 12, the so-called “Triangle Parcel” in Capital Center.
Due to the Providence International Art Festival #PVDfest all buses in Kennedy Plaza will be relocated and detours will be in effect this Saturday, June 13th.
The Capital Center Commission will consider a proposal for a hotel on the Triangle Parcel at their June 16th meeting.
The Downtown Design Review Committee meets Monday, June 15th to review plans for 44 Hospital Street in the Jewelry District.
The City Plan Commission meets Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street, First Floor.
The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will be meeting June 17, 2015 at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street, First Floor.
Brown University’s Center for Computing and Visualization and its CS Department have generously invited us to come experience their brand new, one-of-a-kind virtual reality environment. They call it YURT — Yurt Ultimate Reality Theater — and it’s amazing.
WaterFire will have a full lighting on Saturday, June 13th – Sunset: 8:21 pm
The Rt. 6/10 Connector would be best redeveloped as a surface boulevard. The RIDOT proposal for bus lanes is what I call “transit oriented decoration” rather than “transit oriented development” because the bus lanes would remain on a raised or sunken highway, which would mean that meaningful transit service would pass over your wards.
Join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the City of Providence for the annual raising of the rainbow flag to officially kickoff the 2015 Rhode Island Pride season! The flag raising will take place at 5:30pm on the steps of the Providence City Hall.