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Providence Downtown – Knowledge District Development Framework study Community Meeting, October 26

Downtown - Knowledge District Development Framework Study

The Providence Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is pleased to announce that the third Community Meeting for the Providence Downtown – Knowledge District Development Framework study will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Please join us as we present the draft development framework and preliminary zoning recommendations for Downtown and the Knowledge District, and solicit your input and ideas.

Community Meeting: Providence Downtown – Knowledge District Development Framework study
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Meeting Location:
444 Westminster Street, first floor
Providence, RI 02903

Our study area is Downtown and the hospital area of Upper South Providence, including the Jewelry District and the I-195 surplus land. This area is well-positioned to become a center for new economic growth in Rhode Island and the region. The DPD is exploring ways to harness emerging knowledge-based development to create jobs and drive innovation and entrepreneurship, while ensuring that new growth reinforces the mixed-use character of the area.

Major project goals include:

  • Identifying a preferred land use and development scenario.
  • Creating revised land development regulations, including zoning.
  • Analyzing the existing capacity of utility infrastructure.

Please visit providenceplanning.org for additional project information and mapping.

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