Pedestrian Bridge designs to be unveiled November 3rd

In 195 Relocation Project, Downcity, Parks/Open Space, Waterfrontby Greater City Providence2 Comments

Photo (cc) atvance Pedestrian River Bridge Designs to be Displayed at Providence City Hall Public invited to view the designs of 11 finalists and provide feedback at a reception at Providence City Hall on November 3rd PROVIDENCE – The Public will have an opportunity to view the proposed bridge designs of 11 finalists competing in the Providence Pedestrian River Bridge …

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East Providence, Village on the Waterfront

In Development, Featured, Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Rendering from Village on the Waterfront LLC ProJo reports that the East Providence Mayor and City Council are WICKED excited about the prospect of a $167 million condo, marina, commercial development on that city’s waterfront. “Are you kidding me,” said an excited Mayor Joseph S. Larisa Jr. “This is the single greatest private economic development project in the history of …

His name is Earl

In Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson5 Comments

The Army Corp tells us the Hurricane Barrier is good to go if Earl shows up for Labor Day Weekend. Photo (cc) Jef Nickerson The Weather Channel Photo (cc) Jef Nickerson What is everyone’s hurricane snack plan in case we get walloped this weekend?

Great Day for Community Boating

In Events, Recreation, Waterfrontby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

It’s been 3 years since the CBC saw a sunny forecast for the annual Renaissance Regatta, but today looks like a lucky day. Every year, the CBC tries to raise money to pay for its youth outreach and program initiatives by holding a regatta event. Companies, organizations, and individuals are invited to sponsor a team of sailors to compete in …

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Providence Piers Proposal

In Development, Featured, Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson32 Comments

A couple weeks ago we linked to an article in the ProJo about a proposal to build a medical facility at Pat Conley’s Providence Piers. Today, PBN has a more fleshed out account of that plan. Rhode Island Medical Arts proposes to build a $350-400 million development to include an acute care center with 250 beds, a hotel, a marina, …

Come sail away…

In Parks/Open Space, Recreation, Waterfrontby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

Ok, so maybe you missed the last wine tasting… Maybe you even missed last weekend’s Boats, Birds, and BBQ event… But starting June 1st, the Community Boating Center at India Point Park is officially open for business! Have you ever driven over the Iway bridge and looked out over the water? Did you know that there is actually a park …

CBC Wine Tasting This Thursday

In Events, Recreation, Waterfrontby Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

This Thursday, the Providence Community Boating Center is hosting one of its 2010 wine tasting events, and now that spring is here, this one is back at the boat house! This months varietal: Chianti If you’ve never been to a CBC wine tasting before, all the more reason to join us! It goes like this: Your team of up to …

CBC Wine Tastings Resume This Week

In Events, Recreation, Waterfrontby Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

This Thursday, the Providence Community Boating Center is kicking off it’s 2010 wine tasting event series. This months varietal: California Whites If you’ve never been to a CBC wine tasting before, all the more reason to join us! It goes like this: Your team of up to 3 people bring 3 bottles of the same wine* We serve 2 of …

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

In 195 Relocation Project, Parks/Open Space, Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson33 Comments

Here’s a quick look at some of the options being looked at now for the proposed Providence River Pedestrian Bridge which will be built at the area where Route 195 currently crosses the river. Thoughts? Click image to enlarge Some things to think about; since the plan is to keep the existing piers below the water level, there is actually …

City Plan Commission Meeting (12/15)

In Waterfrontby Greater City Providence2 Comments

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009 – 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Providence Public Safety Complex Dean and Washington Streets, Providence OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: November 17, 2009 Approval of the CPC meeting schedule for the …

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City Plan Commission Special Meeting on Waterfront Plan – November 3, 2009

In Government, Waterfrontby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Notice of Special Meeting • November 3, 2009 • 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Providence Tomorrow Waterfront Plan Presentation Presentation of the Waterfront Plan based on the results of the Waterfront Charrette conducted in June 2008. Adjournment Agenda

Redevelopment Agency may buy Providence Piers

In Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson10 Comments

Ian Donnis reports at WRNI today that the Providence Redevelopment Agency is considering buying Patrick Conley’s Providence Piers property on Allens Avenue. Ian quotes the PRA’s July 16th meeting minutes: Mr. Deller also reminded the Agency members that at some point around 2004/2005, the PRA had attempted to purchase the property on Allens Avenue, now known as Providence Piers. At …

RIPTA Ferry, FINALLY!

In RIPTA, Transportation, Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson20 Comments

Barring some other crazy unforeseen circumstance, RIPTA’s Newport-Providence “water taxi” service is a go for tomorrow. The service will feature 5 roundtrips per day between Providence Piers (180 Allens Avenue) and Perrotti Park in Newport. The 50 passenger water taxi is smaller than the ferry used for last year’s service. The water taxi does not have a snack bar or …

Get on the water

In Recreation, Waterfrontby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

Just over the Providence city line in the Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston lies a well kept secret: The Edgewood Sailing School. Advertised almost exclusively on a sandwich-board sign at the intersection of Narragansett Blvd and Shaw Ave, the sailing school has been giving lessons from the Edgewood Yacht Club for over 50 years. In the summer of 2003, I had …