Rhode Island School of Design has started its first newly built residence hall in 30 years.
Category - Colleges/Universities
Providence City Plan Commission Meeting –
March 20, 2018 April 2, 2018
The City Plan Commission will consider changes to Brown University's Master Plan in relation to a proposed performing arts center and proposed student living and wellness building and the use of dryvit in locations...
Scott Douglass: Why you should care about Brown’s surface parking lot
Brown made a commitment to be a steward of the East Side, if they intend to continue enjoying this status with the city, they should not make a habit of destroying its urban integrity.
City Plan Commission Meeting – January 19, 2016
Brown & CCRI seek expanded parking, multi-family building on Federal Hill, more at Jan. 19 CPC meeting.
ProJo: Brown plans to knock down 7 College Hill buildings for new parking lot
Brown University intends to flatten half of a city block near Thayer Street in the College Hill neighborhood to create a commercial parking lot.
PBN: JWU purchases former Club Karma for $1.6M
Johnson & Wales University has purchased the former Club Karma at 101 Richmond St. for $1.6 million.
James Kennedy: Providence City Council pushes for exclusionary zoning limiting student housing
Concerned urbanists will want to check out my post on RI Future’s about a proposed exclusionary zoning provision banning cohabitation of more than three students in a household in zones 1 and 1A.
Johnson & Wales University begins work on 195 parcel
As reported in PBN and editorialized about in the ProJo, Johnson & Wales University has begun site work on their new academic building. This will be the first thing built on former Route 195 land.
City Plan Commission Meeting – April 28, 2015
City Plan Commission Meeting - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 4:45pm - 444 Westminster Street, First Floor
Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – January 12, 2015
Downtown Design Review Committee - Monday, January 12, 2015 – 4:45pm - Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
PBN: Roger Williams University more than doubling downtown presence
Bristol-based Roger Williams University is planning to renovate and lease One Empire Plaza, more than doubling its presence downtown for adult learners when it opens in May of 2016.
Brown Daily Herald: Federal, state officials break ground on Dynamo project
Private sector leaders gathered with federal, state and municipal officials in a ceremony Monday to kick off renovations to the Jewelry District’s South Street Power Station, popularly known as the Dynamo House.
Brown Daily Herald: Engineering building plan calls for demolition of historic houses
In order to make space for the University’s new engineering building — construction of which is set to begin in December 2015, four houses included in the city’s historic district have been slated for demolition.
A Better World by Design Conference – September 19-21, 2014
2014 attendees can expect the largest lineup yet, drawing from fields such as mapping, interactive art, design policy, and DIY biology. The theme this year is wayfinding, describing a collective design process used to...
PBN: JWU reveals $40M academic building plan for Jewelry District
Johnson & Wales University Monday unveiled plans for a new $40 million academic building on former Interstate 195 land in Providence’s Jewelry District.
UPDATED: WPRI: RI moves ahead on $206M nursing school project
The R.I. Board of Education on Monday unanimously signed off on a proposed 15-year lease for the state’s two nursing schools to move into a new joint facility that would be built inside the decaying former South Street...
Brown Daily Herald: U., city officials announce Thayer St. changes
City and University officials announced several planned changes to the Thayer Street commercial district — including new green space, a trash compactor, re-paving and re-lining, signage and changes to curbs — at a press...
PBN: Legal tangle hinders power station redevelopment
Tangled ownership issues and liens make redevelopment of the South Street Power Station complicated. The City considers eminent domain as the developer continues to plan for a 2014 groundbreaking.