New CVS in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood will feature two-levels of apartments and underground parking. – ...
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Broad Street Synagogue from the Providence Preservation Society’s 2014 Ten Most Endangered Properties list. Photo ...
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All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, but excluding special services, will be free on Wednesday, August 27th , 2014.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon on Wednesday. A very hot and very humid air mass with west to southwest winds will be present at that time, which will lead to unhealthy air conditions. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Ozone is a major component of smog and is formed by the photochemical reaction of pollutants emitted by motor vehicles, industry and other sources in the presence of elevated temperatures and sunlight.
Rhode Island residents can help reduce air pollutant emissions. Limit car travel and the use of small engines, lawn motors and charcoal lighter fuels. Travel by bus or carpool whenever possible, particularly during high ozone periods.
The Department of Health warns that unhealthy levels of ozone can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory infection and aggravation of asthma and other respiratory ailments. These symptoms are worsened by exercise and heavy activity. The children, elderly and people who have underlying lung diseases, such as asthma, are at particular risk of suffering from these effects. As ozone levels increase, the number of people affected and the severity of the health effects also increase.
The proposal, from Baccari’s Royal Oaks Realty LLC, includes apartments, offices and a ground floor “retail/food operation” on Parcel 8, which stretches between Pike Street and Tockwotton Street in Fox Point, he said in an email.
|Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting
August 20, 2014, 4:30 PM
444 Westminster Street, First Floor
- 4:35 – Katie Goodrum, Congress for the New Urbanism – CNU and impacts on bike/ped in Providence
- 4:55 – Sidewalk access during construction – Continued discussion
- 5:10 – Road and sidewalk conditions in the Wickenden/South Main area – RIDOT communication
- 5:20 – Butler Ave. at Waterman and S. Angell signal timing
- 5:25 – Roadwork Report, Nate Urso, Providence DPW
- 5:40 – James Kennedy, Providence (Park)ing Day
- 5:55 – Safe States Pedestrian Injury Prevention Program – Providence proposal update (staff)
- 6:00 – Adjourn
|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, AUGUST 18, 2014, beginning at 5:00pm, for the following purposes|
I. Public Session
- Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane.
- Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting Held on July 21, 2014.
- Executive Director’s Report – Review of Activities During Past Month and Business Plan for the Period August – December 2014.
- Update Regarding the Request by Mr. Stephen Beranbaum for Use of a Portion of Parcel 28 for Parking and Vote.
- Update from Counsel Regarding District Permitting Process; Discussion Regarding Creation of Legal Issues Subcommittee; Vote Regarding Creation of Legal Issues Subcommittee and Designation of Members.
- Review of Proposals to Purchase and Develop District Property; Vote to Proceed with/Reject Proposals.
- Chairman’s Report – Review of Activities in Past Month and Proposed Future Activities/ Tentative Agenda for September 15, 2014 Meeting.
- Vote to Adjourn.
II. Executive Session
To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 4264665(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5) (acquisition and disposition of public property).
III. Public Session
City Plan Commission Meeting Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 4:45pm 444 Westminster Street, First Floor Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from June 29th meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral Adrian Hall Way – Image from Google Street View 1. Referral 3381 – Petition to abandon Adrian Hall […]
New CVS in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood will feature two-levels of apartments and underground parking. – Rendering by Schemata Workshop I’ve been hearing the same refrain lately when it comes to less than stellar development proposals in Providence, ‘it may not be great, but it is better than what is there now.’ The McDonald’s and Family […]
Over the past year, the City of Providence has been working on its Sustainability Plan. The City has released a draft of that plan and is seeking comment from the public. From the City: From Mayor Taveras: Draft Sustainable Providence Plan Released for Public Comment I am pleased to release for public comment a draft […]
The developer preparing to renovate the old South Street Power Station near Davol Square into nursing schools, university offices and apartments proposed buying a nearby parcel of former Route 195 land for as much as $2.25 million to build a 150-room hotel, potentially a Starwood Hotels property. But the bid by CV Properties, which has […]
Interior concept rendering from Winstanley Enterprises The developers of the former Rhode Island Mall are hoping to open “The Outlets at Rhode Island Mall” late next year. Winstanley Enterprises of Mass. and Surrey Equities of New York bought the mall back in 2012 and had previously planned to turn the vacant shopping center into several […]
The R.I. Convention Center Authority said Tuesday it will put up the $43 million needed to build a parking garage adjacent to the Garrahy Judicial Complex on Dorrance Street in downtown Providence. “The transformation of the current surface parking lot represents a unique opportunity to addres current parking capacity deficiencies and provide a mechanism to […]
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, AUGUST 4, 2014, beginning at 4:30 P.M., for the following purposes Public Session Call to Order Review and Approve Minutes of Meeting of July 23, 2014. Executive Director Remarks. East […]
Way, way, way back in 2005 in the UrbanPlanet days, Armory Revival had plans for a new building at this site. As with many things in the middle of the last decade, that didn’t happen. Fast forward to today though and Armory Revival is doing a nice renovation of the block. From their website: This […]
Broad Street Synagogue from the Providence Preservation Society’s 2014 Ten Most Endangered Properties list. Photo by Jesse Burke for PPS. As part of the Re: Zoning process, the City of Providence has designated a new historic landmarks district. Also, the City will remove buildings which have been demolished form the Industrial and Commercial Buildings District; […]
Join Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence on Sunday, August 17 for a car-free event that will open up Broadway for walking, skating, running, cycling and exercise. Free and open to the public! Featuring Zumba, bike activities, street vendors and more! The event will take place on Broadway from Dean St. to Courtland […]
City Plan Commission Meeting Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 4:45pm 444 Westminster Street, First Floor Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from June 17th meeting – for action Approval of minutes from July 15th – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral No. 3379 – Petition to abandon a […]
The Interstate 195 Redevelopment Commission Monday heard presentations from two developers with plans for the east side of the former highway land. Royal Oaks LLC, a group led by Richard Baccari II, vice president of Providence-based Churchill & Banks, is pitching a project south of Wickenden Street, adjacent to existing Churchill & Banks properties in […]
Back in 2010 we did Mayoral Candidate Surveys (Angel Taveras, John Lombardi); with 50 days left until the Primary, it is time for us to do it again. As in 2010, this year we are seeking your input on those surveys. We will be sending surveys to the candidates for Providence Mayor by the end […]
Photo (cc) michallon Imagine if this street in Strasbourg, France was Route 2 in Cranston or North Main Street in Providence. Le sigh.