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Demolition of the Pawtucket train station started today!

In Pawtucket, Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Transportation by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

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[box style=”red”]UPDATE: The Pawtucket Foundation has posted some updated information on their website.[/alert]

PADS has the full story. Earlier today Bilray Demolition Co. started demolishing a portion of the Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station after obtaining a permit from the city of Central Falls. This a day after an engineering firm hired by the City of Pawtucket determined that the depot was the best location for bringing rail service back to Pawtucket; and a day before a Pawtucket City Council meeting that will discuss the future of the station, and it’s possible seizure by eminent domain.

The city of Pawtucket has obtained a restraining order which will halt the demolition for 8 days.

Tomorrow, December 6th, at 7:00pm at Pawtucket City Hall there will be a meeting to discuss the future of the station. The Pawtucket Redevelopment Authority will request the City Council to amend the city’s Redevelopment Plan to enable the PRA to acquire the train station by eminent domain.

Residents of Pawtucket are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting and express their desire for the station to be saved, rail service be restored to Pawtucket, and sensible urban development to take place on the depot site and in the surrounding neighborhodd.

Call the Pawtucket City Clerk’s office at 728-0500 for councilor contact information, or email the councilors at:

  • jchadwick@buckleyhc.com
  • jbarry@dioceseofprovidence.org
  • mbray@puc.state.ri.us
  • dclemente@courts.state.ri.us
  • rcarr@rilin.state.ri.us
  • thomasehodge@aol.com
  • dclemente@pawtucketri.com
  • pawtward1@cox.net
  • pwild1@earthlink.net
  • drgrebien@cox.net
  • dgrebien@leviton.com
  • avitali@pawtucketri.com
  • pauljwildenhain@hotmail.com
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Jef Nickerson

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Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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