Federal Hill/West End/Reservoir Providence Tomorrow Charrettes – May 4-7, 2009

In Government by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Mayor & City Council Host Providence Tomorrow Neighborhood Charrette Weeklong workshops exploring West End, Federal Hill and Reservoir issues to begin Monday, May 4th at Federal Hill House Mayor David N. Cicilline and the Providence City Council announced plans for the 9th Providence Tomorrow Neighborhood Charrette for the West End, Federal Hill and Reservoir neighborhoods on May 4 – 7 …

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Providence Tomorrow: Washington Park & South Elmwood Neighborhood Charrettes

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The Providence Planning Department has announced the first in a series of neighborhood charrettes that will be taking place around the city as part of the Providence Tomorrow planning process. The charrettes will be taking place at the Washington Park Community Center, 42 Jillson Street on the follow dates and times. March 22 through March 28, 2007 Kickoff/Open House Thursday, …

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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. …

Elmhurst and Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Plan

In Government by Matthew Coolidge4 Comments

Based on the Providence Tomorrow Charrettes that took place last year, the final draft of the Elmhurst and Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Plan is now available for review on the Planning Department’s website. Documents to review include: The neighborhood plan (pdf) The neighborhood plan map (pdf) The list of initiatives (pdf) The City Plan Commission will be reviewing the plans and …

Waterplace Park: APA Top 10 Public Space

In Parks/Open Space by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

The American Planning Association has named Waterplace Park one of their Top Ten Great Public Spaces for 2008. Waterplace Park is a good public space of course, and vital to the Renaissance of Providence, and it is great to get the national recognition. However, I for one feel it is still a work in progress and has a way to …

Change.gov

In by Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

My coworker just pointed me to the website http://change.gov. This is the new website of the President-Elect. Here, Obama lays out all of the proposed plans and changes. Personally, I find this all very exciting. Particularly relevant to GC:PVD is the “Agenda” section on Urban Policy. From the site: The Problem Failing Commitment to America’s Economic Centers: Today, government programs …

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Greater City Providence Comments on proposed rezoning in the Waterfront District

In Waterfront by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Aerial image from Microsoft Virtual Earth To: Councilman Seth Yurdin Cc: Mayor David Cicilline Cc: Planning Director Thomas Deller Cc: Councilman Cliff Wood I am writing on behalf of Greater City Providence in regards to the petition being heard by the City Council Ordinance Committee on Monday, March 3rd to change the zoning of Lots 344 and 345 on Zoning …

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Comment on the Old Public Safety Complex

In Buildings, Downcity by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Workers removing decorative facade elements from the Old Public Safety Complex on July 12, 2007. Dear Members of the Providence ZBR: Greater City Providence writes today to vigorously oppose The Procaccianti Group’s application before you, requesting a use variance to turn this potentially salvageable historic building into a temporary parking lot. Putting aside a moment conflicting reports of how damaged …