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PBN: ‘Rapid bus’ lines part of new development districts

Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth.

The Trinity Square neighborhood in Upper South Providence and the northern section of North Main Street at the Pawtucket line are singled out for the city’s first two transit-oriented development districts in its ongoing zoning rewrite.

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2 Responses to PBN: ‘Rapid bus’ lines part of new development districts

  1. James April 21, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Great news, but I really do hope they up the ante on the parking maxes associated with this. At present they’re mostly looking to turn a 1970s suburb into a 1950s one, when they should be requiring more in order to maximize development. 150 spots at the Seats location, while not as bad as 300, is hardly TOD, especially when other parts of the city are going to retain parking mins.

  2. Andy April 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    “Although much more modest in appearance than the streetcar, the R-Line is expected to serve 10,500 passengers per day, more than three times as many as the streetcar in its first year.”

    Just another reason the proposed street car route, at current, makes no sense.

    Also, The Procaccianti Group? The same ‘developer’ who promised a so called ‘power block’ in downtown by the convention center? Please.

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