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Edge College Hill 2, Take II

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson9 Comments

Edge College Hill 2 made a presentation to the Downtown Design Review Committee (DRC) on January 8th for a 15-story building at 131 Canal Street. They returned to DRC on February 12th with an 11-story design.

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2018 Providence State of the City Address

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Cities have always been places that bring people from all and different walks of life to coexist and thrive together. This is what cities do, in spite of all the forces that are working to divide us. And that’s what our city will continue to do because that’s what makes us so strong.

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PBN: I-195 commission sets purchase price for Parcel 42 at $3.2M, Hope Point Tower project to move ahead

In 195 Relocation Project, Buildings by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

This action moves this project further along, but it is far from a done deal. The zoning approvals need to be made to reconfigure the lot and allow the height to go way beyond what is allowed by zoning. As far as the zoning is concerned, the 195 Commission is supposed to consider the City’s zoning, but can override it…

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ProJo: Cowesett Hills developer seeks parking waiver for Warwick expansion plan

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Cowesett Hills Apartments, image from Google Maps The plan by Picerne Real Estate Group’s Cowesett Hills Apartment LLC calls for two new buildings in the northwest corner of the 67-acre property. Each of the new structures would have 12 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units. Picene also wants to build small garage buildings in the parking lot that could be rented …

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15-story ‘Edge College Hill Two’ proposed for Canal Street site

In Development by Jef Nickerson35 Comments

Massing model of proposed Edge College Hill Two. The first Edge College Hill building under construciton now is rendered to the left. DBVW Architects While the 15-story Edge College Hill building is currently under construction on Canal Street, a proposal for a second 15-story building (Edge College Hill Two), will be heard by the Downtown Design Review Committee on Monday, …

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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – January 17, 2018

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of December 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Approval of 2018 Meeting Schedule (For Action) Update from Public Works staff on the Capital Improvement Program (For Discussion) — As part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program, the City of Providence Department of Public Works is in the process of quantitatively evaluating all streets and sidewalks throughout the …

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WPRI: Pedestrian killed, another survives, after being hit by Jeep in West Greenwich

In #WALKinPVD, Pedestrians by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that left one man dead and another hurt. Police said it happened last Tuesday as the men tried to cross Victory Highway (Route 102) about 4:40 p.m. Officers said the weather was rainy, it was dark outside, and the victims were wearing dark clothing. Also, Victory Highway has no sidewalks or crosswalks, so it …