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PBN: Would dredging return bustle to riverfront?

In Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Preventing the river from filling in with natural sediment requires periodic dredging, something neither the city nor state has been eager to finance in recent years. The federal government declined to tap a pool of funds set aside for dredging projects that maintain cargo shipping channels.

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – September 9, 2013

In 195 Relocation Project, Waterfrontby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

I. Public Session Call to Order: The Chairperson Welcome by Chairperson: Acting Chairperson John Kelly. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting held on August 19, 2013. (Tab 1.) Executive Director’s Report – Review of Activities in Past Month and Proposed Future Activities. Presentation by Friends of India Point Park re: Waterfront Power Lines. Chairman’s Report – Review of …

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Providence 4th of July 2013 festival and fireworks at India Point Park

In Arts, Events, Waterfrontby Greater City Providence4 Comments

The City has announced plans for this year’s Fourth of July celebration at India Point Park. See the bottom of the post for information about traffic restrictions and heightened security measures. Mayor Taveras Invites Providence Residents To Celebrate Fourth of July Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra performance and fireworks display highlight BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park PROVIDENCE, …

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ProJo: Project for Kettle Point, long at rest, on the move

In Development, Waterfrontby Greater City Providence3 Comments

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 …

State RFP for the redevelopment of the “Shooters” site

In Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson7 Comments

The State of Rhode Island is soliciting final proposals for the redevelopment of the Shooters site on India Street in Providence. Proposals are due on October 4th with a walk-through scheduled for September 5th. This RFP seeks bids from private vendors, marina operators, recreational professionals, concessionaires, restaurant operators, ferry service providers, water based recreational vendors, non-profit organizations, agricultural product marketing …

It’s boating season in Providence

In Events, Recreation, Waterfrontby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

This Saturday Providence Community Boating is hosting a free open house starting at 1pm with skippered sailboat rides and a BBQ. Additionally, there will be Audubon Birds of Prey presentations at 1:15 pm and 2:45 pm. Anyone who joins either CBC or Audubon Society of Rhode Island as a 2012 member at the event will receive a free bird-watching boat …