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Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that left one man dead and another hurt.
Police said it happened last Tuesday as the men tried to cross Victory Highway (Route 102) about 4:40 p.m. Officers said the weather was rainy, it was dark outside, and the victims were wearing dark clothing.
Also, Victory Highway has no sidewalks or crosswalks, so it is kind of designed to kill pedestrians. But yes, let’s blame dark clothing.
Daniel Cornell, 25, of Coventry, died from his injuries.
The other man, David Pulaski, 41, of Pawtucket, told police he survived because Cornell saved his life.
“Daniel yelled, ‘watch out!’ and pushed him out of harm’s way,” his mother, Janet Cornell, said Monday.
“It says who he actually was in his heart,” said Cornell’s older sister, Austin Matteson. “He was a good person and his final act on this Earth showed who he really was.”
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 4:45pm
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of minutes from the November 14 2017 regular meeting – for action
- Adoption of the 2018 meeting calendar
- Director’s Report
Land Development Project – Pubic Informational Meeting
1. Case no. 17-020MA – 37-47 Elmwood Avenue (Master Plan) – Owner and Applicant: Blessing Ekperi – The applicant is seeking master plan approval for construction of a two story commercial building in the C-2 zone and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) overlay that will provide retail space, offices and a banquet facility in the basement. Associated parking and landscaping will be provided. The applicant is requesting an approximately five foot dimensional adjustment from the TOD overlay’s front yard setback for a portion of the building and an adjustment from the 60 percent build to percentage requirement.
The allowed maximum width of a building entrance is eight feet and the applicant is proposing entrances of approximately 14 feet, which requires a design waiver from the width of building entrances. The TOD overlay requires a minimum ground floor height of 14 feet. The applicant is requesting a waiver to provide 12 feet. A waiver from the 70 percent front façade transparency requirement is also requested. The applicant may request additional waivers at the meeting – for action (AP 30 Lots 267 and 570, West End)
2. Case no. 17-051MI – 86 Lucille Street (Preliminary Plan) – Owner and Applicant: Deborah Pannone – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot measuring 10,000 SF into two lots of 5,000 SF – for action (AP 81 Lot 481, Elmhurst)
The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of October 2018, said Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, the agency in charge of the $16.97-million project.
The pedestrian bridge now being built on the piers that once carried the highway will eventually connect a nearly 5-acre park on the west side of the river with a nearly 2-acre park to its east. The DOT is responsible for constructing the bridge and parks, among the final elements of the highway realignment.
The DOT expects to put parks construction out to bid by the end of this year, start work in the spring and conclude the work by summer 2019, St. Martin said.
The new bridge will a key link in the CityWalk project currently under development.
Please join the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development for the first community meeting and visioning session for the City Walk Project.
Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street
Facebook Event Page
LEARN about the project
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DISCOVER ways to stay involved
INFLUENCE the final project
The project will:
- improve safety for people driving, walking, biking, and taking transit;
- connect residents from nine Providence neighborhoods to each other and Downtown; and
- create a unique opportunity to celebrate diversity and culture.
Police have charged the driver they say struck and killed a pedestrian in North Smithfield Sunday night. The victim – identified Monday as Cheryl A. Willard, 50, of North Smithfield – was attempting to cross Dowling Village Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Sunday when she was struck near the southern entrance of Dowling Village, according to […]
Providence Station Adam Moss Ari Ofsevit and James Aloisi write an open letter to Gov. Raimondo in CommonWealth Magazine in response to her call for express commuter rail service between Providence and Boston. But rather than single express trains serving a few commuters, we respectfully suggest low-cost, common-sense improvements that would benefit everyone. At our […]
Rendering of Kendall Hotel Group’s proposal for Parcel 1A along the Providence River. I. Public Session Welcoming remarks by Chairperson Davis. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission meeting held on October 16, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Update and discussion on the proposed development by Waldorf Capital Management on Parcel 30; Vote to consider a […]
These renderings are what it would look like if an episode of Star Trek was set in Providence. Providence Station (more…)
Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from the October 17 2017 regular meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral 3419 – Rezoning of 234 Bowen Street – The petitioner is requesting to rezone 234 Bowen Street from R-1 to I-2 – for action (AP 10 Lot 546, […]
Agenda Roll Call Approval of October 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) “Dean Street/Pleasant Valley Parkway/Oakland Street Corridor Discussion” – Federal Hill, Smith Hill, Valley, Elmhurst – Wards 12 and 13 (For Discussion) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding possible bicycle and pedestrian improvements to the corridor between Atwells Avenue and Eaton Street […]
Agenda Roll Call Parcel 13: Providence Place Mall – Proposal to replace an existing storefront on the Francis Street elevation with a new storefront, and to install a new sign for ‘CycleBar’. Request from Providence Foundation for Financial Support Updates These items are for discussion only. No action will be taken. Skyline at Waterplace Park […]
Former “Shooters” Building in 2010 Seven years after Rhode Island voters approved buying the former Shooters nightclub site on the Providence waterfront to turn it into a recreational destination, plans to redevelop the vacant lot may finally be inching forward. The state Department of Environmental Management wants to build a fishing pier, transient boating marina […]
“Our tax credits have made the preservation of our older buildings not only a matter of respect for beauty and history, but of economic good sense.” –President Ronald Reagan in 1984 Press Release from National Trust for Historic Preservation: Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a proposed tax reform bill that eliminates the […]
Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Meeting Minutes of June 12th, July 10th, August 7th, September 11th and October 2, 2017 Old Business 1. DRC Application No. 17.40: Washington Place (Providence Washington Insurance Company Building) – Proposal by the Rhode Island School of Design to construct a new one-story addition on the Steeple Street […]
Do you remember that in 2014 Rhode Islanders approved a vaguely worded $35 million bus hub transit bond? However, at this point, with that much money at stake, I think our state should re-examine the need for the proposed Providence train station area bus hub. A news report indicated no Boston area developers were interested […]
I. Public Session Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Azrack. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting Held on September 26, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Presentation by Building Bridges and the Avenue Concept for a proposed sculpture garden on Parcel 1A. Presentation by Bob Burke regarding the proposed Freedom Trail Visitor Center on Parcel 1A. Presentation […]
Press release from Providence Preservation Society: Providence Symposium Examines Historic Preservation and Urban Displacement PPS Presents Free Programs with Local and National Experts on October 18 and 21 The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) presents the 2017 Providence Symposium, Sites and Stories: Mapping a Preservation Ecosystem, October 18 and 21 in Fox Point. The program examines […]