One of our Facebook fans shared this link with us.
A 40-minute video of Brown University’s assistant vice president for planning, design and construction, Michael McCormick discussing Browns recent campus building and near future plans, including much on the Jewelry District plans. There is a link to a 10-minute condenced version to give you the gist of what he had to say. The video is not embedable, so you’ll have to follow the link over to Brown’s site to view it.
In other Jewelry District News, ProJo reports today that URI and RIC are planning to team up to build a Nursing School on a portion of the land being vacated by Route 195 in the Jewelry District. The plan requires approval by the General Assembly to post a bond measure to voters.
If approved, construction could start in 2012 and be completed by 2013.
URI and RIC each seperately had plans to build nursing schools and will save $10 million by teaming up to build one $60 million facility in the capital city.
URI’s new President, David M. Dooley has stated that he would like to increase the university’s presense in Providence.
Ted Nesi reports on the Nursing School for PBN. Adding info on the parcel the schools are interested in:
ProJo reports that the Assembly did not approve a ballot question seeking $60 million in bonds for the URI/RIC nursing school but rather allocated money for a feasibility study.
URI still hopes to be able to break ground in 2012.
PBN reports today about the proposed URI/RIC Nursing School. A nine-month study by the Board of Governors concludes that building a 120,000 sq. foot shared facility in the Jewelry District is the best option for the two schools.
The new facility, plus renovations to space at the schools’ respective campuses would cost in the neighborhood of $79 million.
ProJo also has a story today.
Proposed Nursing Education Center in Providence stalls [The Providence Journal]