35 Weybosset Facade back in the news

In Buildingsby Jef Nickerson3 Comments

ProJo has a story today about the 35 Weybosset Street facade. Of course, the area merchants are still not happy about the state of the facade (crumbling) and the fact that the sidewalk in front of it is closed. Why would they not still be upset? Nothing has changed since last fall when O’Connor Capital Partners, the parcel’s owners, sought …

Cafe at 35 Weybosset

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I don’t know who installed these little cafe tables in the skeleton holding up the 35 Weybosset Street facade, but it is kind of the proof of concept that the structure would make a good platform for public art. Photos by Jef Nickerson

GC: Photos – 35 Weybosset Facade

In GC: Photosby Greater City Providence2 Comments

“Ani Od Chai” submitted the following photos of the 35 Weybosset facade to our Flickr Group: All photos (cc) Ani Od Chai. Read more about 35 Weybosset here and here. If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group and submit them.

35 Weybosset Facade: Options

In Developmentby Jef Nickerson26 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson Word is that the DRC will not be considering the 35 Weybosset Facade at this month’s meeting, the applicant, O’Connor Properties, has requested a postponement. The next time the DRC may consider this is at the January 11th meeting. In the meantime, let’s take this chance to talk about what some of the options are for …

Arcade work!

In Buildings, Downcityby Greater City Providence5 Comments

The good news, it appears work is commencing at the Arcade. The bad news, said work is closing the sidewalk. Of course this sidewalk closure comes just as we have hopes the sidewalk in front of the neighboring 35 Weybosset façade will finally be able to re-open. Though that project was stalled out for a bit, it seems there is …

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PPS 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties

In Buildingsby Jef Nickerson25 Comments

Today, The Providence Preservation Society released their, 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties List. Let’s take a look: 1. Admiral Ezek Hopkins Homestead 97 Admiral Street, Wanskuck Photo Google Street View 2. Arcade 65 Weybosset Street, Downcity Photo Jef Nickerson

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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

In 195 Relocation Project, Arts, Buildings, Development, Downcity, Election 2010, Featured, Government, Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Roads, Transportation, What Cheer/What Jeerby Greater City Providence4 Comments

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …

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Downcity Design Review Committee – March 8, 2010

In Downcity, Governmentby Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Before we get into the agenda, let’s talk about what is missing from the agenda, namely 35 Weybosset Street. You may remember that back in November the DRC was asked to consider allowing the demolition of the facade at 35 Weybosset Street. I was not happy about it. The DRC sent the property owner packing telling him to come up …

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Occasionally we are sought for comment on this and that in the press or someone writes something nice about us (so far it is all nice). Here’s a sampling of some of the press we’ve appeared in. January 18, 2012 | Providence Business News Five Questions With: Jef Nickerson Jef Nickerson is a Providence-based freelance graphic designer and Internet consultant. …