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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meetings – August 18, 19, & 20, 2014

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014, beginning at 5:00pm, for the following purposes

195-roundI. Public Session

  1. Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting Held on July 21, 2014.
  3. Executive Director’s Report – Review of Activities During Past Month and Business Plan for the Period August – December 2014.
  4. Update Regarding the Request by Mr. Stephen Beranbaum for Use of a Portion of Parcel 28 for Parking and Vote.
  5. Update from Counsel Regarding District Permitting Process; Discussion Regarding Creation of Legal Issues Subcommittee; Vote Regarding Creation of Legal Issues Subcommittee and Designation of Members.
  6. II. Executive Session

    To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 4264665(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5) (acquisition and disposition of public property).

  7. Review of Proposals to Purchase and Develop District Property; Vote to Proceed with/Reject Proposals.
  8. III. Public Session

  9. Chairman’s Report – Review of Activities in Past Month and Proposed Future Activities/ Tentative Agenda for September 15, 2014 Meeting.
  10. Vote to Adjourn.

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014, beginning at 10:30am, for the following purposes

195-roundPublic Session

Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Subcommittee Meeting held on July 23, 2014.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Subcommittee Meeting held on August 4, 2014.
  3. West Side Park: lighting, furniture, art, play.
    – Ship Street Triangle activation.
  4. West Side Park: Pavilion – Program of uses, priorities, connection to services, look and feel.
    Bathroom structure.
  5. West Side Park: Programming.
    – Other City programs, current and future.
    – Flexible Program Spaces: performances, film, seasonal sales, pushcarts, art, music, theater, temporary installations.
    – Community involvement: school children, Children’s Museum, public water access.
    – Connections to CityWALK, bicycle lanes, WaterFire, River Walk in connection with South Street Landing.
  6. Public Comment.
  7. Vote to Adjourn.

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014, beginning at 8:00am, for the following purposes

195-roundI. Public Session

Call to Order

  1. Zoning Approval – expert review and findings, process, timeline.
  2. Plan and Design Review – expert’s input, process, timeline.
  3. Rules and Regulations for Permitting Approval – legal frameworks.
  4. Letters of Intent – establish process for reviewing disposition documents.
  5. II. Executive Session

    To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5) (acquisition and disposition of public property).

  6. Review of Proposals to Purchase and Develop District Property.
  7. III. Public Session

  8. Vote to Adjourn.

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One Response to 195 Redevelopment District Commission Meetings – August 18, 19, & 20, 2014

  1. bhooley August 19, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    I like that there is talk about programs at these spaces and it made me think about street performers and interactive art. Why are there not more street performers around our city? I mean, there will be some at Waterfire and once in awhile in union station or Thayer st, but in general a lot less than other cities. I love walking around other cities and seeing a magic show, or a saxophone player playing an impromptu performance. Is there a reason?

    And, I was just in Garden City recently and there was an interactive art display for kids in the middle of it. I’d love to see these all around downtown – those draw people and kids in and make walking around a much better experience.

    What’s the root cause? Permits, culture, not enough tourists…?

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