Lots of moving pieces in the saga of the PawSox possible move to Providence.
Updated renderings and plans for the Homewood Suites extended stay hotel proposed for Parcel 12. ...
Though the Fogarty Building’s destruction has been contemplated many times over the last several years ...
Peregrine Group LLC and city officials expect to announce Tuesday a proposal for a commercial ...
Wexford Science & Technology and CV Properties LLC presented their plans for a mixed-use residential, ...
PawSox principal owner Larry Lucchino late Wednesday afternoon walked among the weeds of the Victory Place property in the Jewelry District as he looked for options to the team’s search for a new ballpark site.
Lucchino decided to look at the privately-owned Victory Place site in the Jewelry District, he said, after the people who packed a Tuesday forum on the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark plan once again brought up the site as an alternative to the team’s preferred Providence River site.
Months after the Pawtucket Red Sox first raised the prospect of building a baseball stadium in downtown Providence, discussions between state and federal officials continue about whether it’s permissible to commit the team’s preferred site to a private use.
If the site set aside years ago to become a public park is used for a commercial enterprise, the Federal Highway Administration would ask the state to repay the fair market value of that land, FHWA spokesman Doug Hecox told The Providence Journal.
The Feds aren’t liking giving the PawSox free land I guess. Feds might also be looking for money if we don’t end up building the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, sigh.
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About 25 graduate assistants at the University of Rhode Island rallied Tuesday afternoon to protest what their union leader says have been repeated attempts charge them for parking.
The students — some carrying a banner that read “Big Thinkers Deserve More” — stood outside a third-floor hallway in Roosevelt Hall where negotiators for the college and the union were scheduled to meet.
The protest followed a recent posting on URI’s website stating that graduate assistants who commuted to campus and were previously allowed to park for free would be charged $100 for a permit, said Danielle Dirocco, executive director of Graduate Assistants United, which represents over 500 of unionized teaching, research and departmental assistants. The union filed a grievance stating the fee violated their contract.
I’ve seen this news hailed by some as a great progressive victory over the man on social media. My view? Big thinkers don’t pave farm land for free parking.
We had two meetings last week with Deputy Director of RIDOT, Pete Garino. One was a roundtable with a number of other advocates for biking & transit, one was one-on-one. There are changes afoot at RIDOT, and we wanted to let you know what’s going on.
First of all, the basic idea the new RIDOT leadership is pushing in its 10-year RhodeWorks proposal is to raise extra money through truck tolls to aggressively repair the state’s structurally-deficient bridges and get us out of the “death spiral” of nothing but emergency repairs. With public infrastructure, it’s often the case that doing proactive maintenance & repairs saves boatloads of money in the longer run, and RIDOT wants to do that.
But what about bikes? In the administration’s proposed breakdown of funding in the RhodeWorks proposal, there is $128 million for bike/ped infrastructure over the next 10 years, which is about 3x more than we’re getting currently. In addition to keeping that funding in there, we’ve been clear with DOT that when they’re resurfacing roads and bridges, they should stripe bike lanes wherever appropriate. To focus that process, we are eager to work with Statewide Planning, DOT, DEM, and local governments to ensure that good bike plans are in place so that DOT knows where to put bike lanes.
Visit the link to read RIBike’s extensive notes on various transportation projects.
A young girl is recovering at the hospital after she was hit by a pickup truck in a Taunton neighborhood Tuesday evening.
According to police, the 10-year-old was struck at about 5:30 p.m. on Fruit Street.
Eyewitnesses said it appeared the girl suffered serious injuries, but police said the injuries are not life-threatening. She was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for treatment.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission recently sent a letter to Mayor Elorza advising that our city phase out use of pedestrian crossing push buttons (aka beg buttons) citywide, with a special focus on school zones, commercial districts, and the areas around recreation centers.
The city’s planning department has tapped a Boston-based consulting firm to oversee a “planning and engineering services” study on the proposed streetcar line in downtown.
195 Commission to review plans for Parcel 8 at August 17th meeting.
Reader photos from last winter submitted to our Flickr Group.
The DRC will review a Memorandum of Understanding between the I?195 Redevelopment District Commission and the Downtown Design Review Committee with respect to design review at their August 17th meeting.
City Plan Commission reviews Roger Williams Medical Center master plan, project in Wayland Square, and more at their August 18th meeting.
Capital Center Commission will review Francis Street & Memorial Boulevard Intersection Safety Improvements at their August 12th meeting.
Updated renderings and plans for the Homewood Suites extended stay hotel proposed for Parcel 12. Presented to the Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee this morning.
Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee to view revised plans for the construction of a new hotel on Parcel 12.
WaterFire will have a full lighting on Saturday, August 1st – Sunset: 8:05 pm
Safer streets, maintaining buildings, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday night following a crash in Dartmouth.
Traffic fatalities are not acceptable. Until our state and local governments take responsibility for making our streets safer, this sort of horrific tragedy will continue to happen. Failure to make our streets safer for all road users is unacceptable.