Greater City Providence

Johnson & Wales scales back plans for Route 195 land

Johnson & Wales University has scaled back their plans for land to be vacated by the removal of Route 195, according to the Providence Journal.

The University originally sought 4 acres of the Route 195 land for campus expansion including a hotel. The school now seeks to buy 1.5 acres of land in the area near Friendship and Chestnut Streets. The school says it has the money to commence construction as soon as the land becomes available in 2012.

Jef Nickerson

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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