The Pawtucket Red Sox yesterday released plans to build an $83 million ballpark at the ...
Hose Company No. 6, a former popular restaurant at 636 Central Ave., could be coming ...
Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in ...
Rendering of the The seven-story 1,250-space parking garage proposed for the parking lot behind the ...
The Downtown Design Review Committee will review plans for new buildings at 111 Fountain Street ...
A four-story downtown office building near Johnson & Wales University is being converted to apartments and retail space.
The project at 259 Weybosset St. will include large apartments of four to five bedrooms per unit, and appears to be marketed to college students. An online ad indicates the apartments will be available in September, at rental rates of $1,100 per bedroom, or $5,500 per unit.
I like that the contractors working on this project have been able to keep the sidewalk open by providing a passageway through the scaffolding.
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 8:00 AM
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903
- Roll Call
Meetings of March 21, 2017 and April 25, 2017
- Parcel 13: Providence Place Mall
Continued review of the proposal to remove the existing sidewalk planter along Francis Street.
The Pawtucket Red Sox yesterday released plans to build an $83 million ballpark at the Apex site along Route 95 in Pawtucket. The plan envisions funding for the ballpark coming from the team, the State, and the City of Pawtucket.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and the City of Pawtucket, with substantial advice and direction from the leaders of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, have reached agreement on a proposal that would keep the team in Pawtucket until at least 2050 with a 30-year lease extension if a plan for a ballpark that is designed to revitalize downtown and the riverfront is approved by the Governor and the State Legislature. The plan is today being presented to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the President of the Senate for further review and consideration.
The PawSox would pay $45 million, the largest private investment in the history of Pawtucket, according to city officials. The ballpark is estimated to cost $73 million; thus, the club would pay 61.6% of ballpark construction costs. In addition, the minority investment by the State of Rhode Island would be paid back by revenues that are generated by the ballpark and the ballclub, enabling the project to proceed with no new taxes or increases in tax rates. The project will effectively pay for itself from the revenue that it generates. Taxpayers also will be protected by the PawSox, who will take on all ballpark construction cost overruns.
A “Ballpark at Slater Mill” will be part of a larger downtown re-development project. Together, the ballpark and land are expected to cost $83 million; thus, the PawSox would pay about 54% of the entire ballpark and land cost. Even so, the public would own the ballpark and the land, continuing the city’s 75-year practice of providing a public facility. In turn, the PawSox would then pay the highest rent in the International League, increasing their rent in 2020 to $1 million, with annual increases, and devote $500,000 annually from naming rights to help finance the ballpark.
From the Downtown Providence Parks Conservacy:
An ocean of fun is coming to Burnside Park this summer!
We are thrilled to announce that today in Burnside Park, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy broke ground on Brandon’s Beach at Burnside Park, a new destination playground for children of all abilities located in the heart of historic Downtown Providence.
The groundbreaking on Brandon’s Beach at Burnside Park marks a significant new investment in Burnside Park, and serves to enhance Greater Kennedy Plaza’s status as a welcoming city center and family destination. The completed playground will be sensory rich, with musical equipment, swings, and spinners. It will be appropriate for toddlers and young children of all abilities.
The DPPC also used the occasion to announce enhancements to the Imagination Center, which features new amenities made possible by a generous grant from the Hasbro Children’s Fund. It will work in concert with the new playground to establish Burnside Park as a compelling draw for families.
“These are major investments that enhance Greater Kennedy Plaza as a thriving, vital city center and destination for Providence residents and visitors,” said DPPC Executive Director Cliff Wood.
Read more to learn about the inspiration and design of the playground, funding sources, and the impact it’s expected to have on the community.
The Providence City Plan Commission meets Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 4:45pm at Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
You guys, seriously, when are we going to stop paving over our riverbanks?
The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, May 17th at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street.
Hose Company No. 6, a former popular restaurant at 636 Central Ave., could be coming down to make way for a new Family Dollar store, city officials confirmed this week.
The Downtown Design Review Committee meets on Monday, May 8th at 4:45pm.
Please join the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority for an update on the Downtown Transit Connector (DTC) – a planned, high-frequency transit corridor in downtown Providence – and an opportunity to provide further input on the redesign of Kennedy Plaza. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, […]
Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do.
A 63-year-old woman died after she was struck in a hit-and-run by a black sedan at about 8:45 p.m. Monday.
Get to know some of Providence’s hidden treasures during Jane’s Walk, a global festival on the first weekend in May! Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk promotes urban literacy by encouraging people to get out and explore their neighborhoods.
The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) is pleased to present the Festival of Historic Houses on June 2-3, 2017 in the Upper Elmwood Historic District.
Rendering of the The seven-story 1,250-space parking garage proposed for the parking lot behind the Garrahy Courthouse along Richmond Street. Image from the Jewelry District Association.
The Downtown Design Review Committee will review plans for new buildings at 111 Fountain Street and 169 Canal Street at a Special Meeting on May 1st.
The Design Review Committee of the Capital Center Commission meets on April 25, 2017.
Pawtucket police told Eyewitness News Monday that Burns was not in a crosswalk when he was struck.