“We need to take a comprehensive look at solutions, everything from public-private partnerships to tolling,” ...
The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox want to move the team to a ...
So, what about the economic impact? Should a city and state that claims to want ...
Providence schools closed on Monday, parking bans starts at 12:01am Monday, trash/recycling collection delayed one ...
Governor Gina Raimondo today announced six nominations for the I-195 Redevelopment Commission as a first ...
|Downtown Design Review Committee
Monday, March 9, 2015 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of Meeting Minutes of December 8, 2014 and January 12, 2015
1. DRC Application No. 15.03: 32 Custom House Street (Real Estate Title Insurance Co. Building) Proposal by HM Ventures 7, LLC to conduct exterior alterations, as part of the renovation and conversion of the building into residential with ground floor commercial.
2. DRC Application No. 14.25: 342 Eddy Street Review of the ground floor elevation of the proposed parking garage, along Eddy Street, in accordance with DRC Resolution #15?01.
3. Reconsideration of a Decision on DRC Application No. 14.27: 10 Dorrance Street (Howard Building) The applicant requests the DRC reconsider its decision on the application. The applicant is proposing to install new wall signage for ‘VP Fitness’ on the Dorrance Street elevation of the building.
WJAR reports that two people were struck by a driver who stopped on the Point Street Bridge on Saturday afternoon:
In Providence, police tell NBC 10 two pedestrians were struck on Saturday shortly after 5:00 p.m. on the Point Street Bridge with their backs facing traffic. The operator of the vehicle stopped and told police that he was unable to see the two walking in the road because of heavy sun glare.
The pair were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries and the driver is not facing any charges. Police noted that the sidewalks were passable and are not sure why the two were walking in the road.
I have not been on the Point Street Bridge lately; does anyone know if it is true that the sidewalks there are “passable?”
ProJo reports that a man was struck by a hit and run driver on Newport Avenue in Pawtucket early Saturday morning:
The victim, who is being identified only as a 35-year-old Pawtucket man, was walking south near 1114 Newport Avenue sometime between 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle also travelling south, according to an email from Pawtucket Police Detective Maj. Arthur Martins.
WJAR says there was another hit and run on Newport Avenue in Pawtucket later Saturday afternoon.
From the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development:
You Are Invited to Discuss Your Priorities For Our Communities and Neighborhoods
The City of Providence, Department of Planning and Development invites you to a series of conversations about your priorities for housing and community development needs throughout the city.
The Community Development Division will be gathering the input from these meetings and using it to shape future spending and project priorities and to update the City’s Consolidated Plan – which guides the city’s spending on housing and community development.
Some of the topics covered will be: affordable housing; homelessness; senior services; parks and recreation; services for families, adults, and children; accessibility and mobility; persons with HIV/AIDS; lead paint and other unhealthy or unsafe housing issues; economic development; and public safety.
Plan to participate and make your voice hear!
|Tues. March 3 – 6:30pm||Webster Avenue School 191 Webster Avenue|
|Wed. March 4 – 6:30pm||Fox Point Boys & Girls Club, 90 Ives Street|
|Tues. March 10 – 6:30pm||West Broadway Neighborhood Association, 1560 Westminster Street|
|Wed. March 18 – 6:30pm||SWAP, 500 Broad Street|
|Tues. March 24 – 6:30pm||Washington Park Community Center, 42 Jillson Street|
|Mon. April 6 – 6:30pm||DaVinci Center, 470 Charles Street|
|Thurs. April 9 – 6:30pm||Dr. Martin Luther King School, 35 Camp Street|
To RSVP, please contact Donna Miele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete our Community Needs Survey: http://tinyurl.com/ProvidenceCDBGSurvey
After more than a year of wrangling over the much-criticized Sakonnet River Bridge toll, Rhode Island lawmakers announced last June that they had created a long-term solution for financing Rhode Island’s roads and bridges that would avert the need for the toll.
Raimondo put the potential for tolls back on the bargaining table in a weekend Associated Press story about the poor condition of many of Rhode Island’s roads and bridges — and the uncertainty about future federal highway funding.
“We need to take a comprehensive look at solutions, everything from public-private partnerships to tolling,” Raimondo said.
The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox want to move the team to a privately-financed stadium in Providence, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Rhode Island’s Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis has resigned, and Governor Raimondo has chosen a former Cranston public works director with ties to the Laborers International Union of North America to take his place.
Obviously not everyone in a wheelchair is able to get out and shovel, but Mr Hughes’ determination makes the lame excuses of everyone else sound even lamer.
Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun! The Museum is open during vacation, Monday, February 16 – Friday, February 20, from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Families explore Water Ways, an imaginative new water play environment, and join special activities all week long:
There is no challenge we cannot overcome when we come together as a community. So to everyone who lives, works and does business in Providence – thank you.
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, FEBRUARY 16, 2015, beginning at 5pm, for the following purposes
PopUp Providence is an award-winning, urban place-making program that introduces interactive, artistic and cultural displays and interventions throughout the City’s 25 neighborhoods.
So, what about the economic impact? Should a city and state that claims to want to attract millennials who seek walkable transit-oriented small cities look like this?
Providence schools closed on Monday, parking bans starts at 12:01am Monday, trash/recycling collection delayed one day.
Governor Gina Raimondo today announced six nominations for the I-195 Redevelopment Commission as a first step in advancing efforts to revitalize the vacant parcel in Providence. Raimondo is submitting the six nominees for consideration to the Rhode Island Senate for confirmation.
Obama transportation budget, Olympics, millennials in Buffalo, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Introduced by Ward 13 Council member Bryan Principe, the ordinance change would allow the Department of Public Works to clear un-passable sidewalks and then bill the abutting land owners for the cost of the work. It would also allow the city to levy a fine for each day a sidewalk remains unshoveled, instead of only […]
In a city known for its extraordinary architecture, many historic buildings are threatened by factors such as neglect, insufficient funds, adverse public policy, and inappropriate development. For 20 years, PPS has been working with concerned neighbors, preservationists, and activists to put together this annual list.
32 Custom House Street and 10 Dorrance Street subjects of February 9th DRC Meeting.