The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted behind closed doors Monday to sign a purchase and sale agreement with a Texas development firm that specializes in privatized student housing to build a $50-million, six-story housing development that will accommodate 500 renters on the west side of the Providence River.
Jan A. Brodie expects there’ll be a groundbreaking in 2015 on the vacant former highway land in the heart of the capital city, but she unveiled a holiday wish list Friday afternoon for what she thinks would push forward pending development projects.
As we prepare to usher in a new adminstration in City Hall, we should commit ourselves to spending the next four-years on a cohesive plan to expand jobs and industries along our waterfront, and integrate that development holistically into the rest of the city and yes, the region.
I’ve been hearing the same refrain lately when it comes to less than stellar development proposals in Providence, ‘it may not be great, but it is better than what is there now.’
The City Plan Commission meets on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street.
This won’t be car-free urbanist living to be sure, the article describes the development as featuring underground parking with elevator access, but it will give people the option of dipping their toes into the environment of living closely with neighbors, the option to at least consider walking to Garden City to buy groceries or have dinner… a simulacrum of urban living. It is a start.
The Carpionato Group, who recently submitted a proposal to the 195 Commission to develop the former highway land, has to date not developed a previous acquisition of prime Providence real estate — the former historic Fruit and Produce Warehouse.
The Route 195 Redevelopment District Commission’s policy not to identify developers who propose buying public land is more secretive than policies of other state agencies.
Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth.
City Plan Commission reviews Re: Zoning Providence, Manton development, and a West End lot rezoning at their February 25th meeting.
A proposal for automobile-centric buildings in Olneyville Square sets back the efforts to rehabilitate it into a place that caters to the area’s large population of car-free residents.
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.
The City Plan Commission will review plans to build a new Mc’Donald’s in Olneyville Square in a building set back from the street by parking with a drive-thru.
City Plan Commission to review South Street Power Station plan, Re:Zoning at December 17th meeting.
Named The Premier, the new 26-unit building is Dulgarian’s latest entry into the luxury rental market, following roughly a decade after the completion of his 16-unit Wayland Court apartments just up the street. Like Wayland Court, The Premier is targeting the high-end market of downsizing baby boomers expected to swell over the next 15 years. – Providence Business News
Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from the May 21st 2013 meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral 3365 – Petition for a permanent easement for property located at 186 Fountain Street The applicant is requesting a permanent easement to construct an outdoor deck for the restaurant located at 186 Fountain Street …
Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 13, 2013 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 12.10: 122 Fountain Street (Diocese House / aka the Sportsman’s Inn) – Proposal by 122 Fountain, LLC to install new awnings, handrails and signage as part of the renovation of the building into a hotel. (The project received final …
Rendering of Kettle Point by Union Studio Architecture & Community Design Tuesday night, the city’s Waterfront District Commission unanimously approved the 40-acre, 407-unit, $75-million Kettle Point development. The project developer is Churchill & Banks of Providence. Richard Baccari II, the firm’s executive vice president, said that after state permits are obtained, construction would begin this summer. A year later, the …