Lawsuits agains Hope Point Tower and buses in Kennedy Plaza and the need to address climate change through transportation in today’s News & Notes.
Yesterday, Mayor Eloza was sworn into his second term in office. The Mayor will not be delivering a State of the City address this year, his inaugural address is to serve as a State of the City address.
Below is the text of his inaugural address.
ProJo reports on plans for a new Residence Inn By Marriot near T.F. Green airport in Warwick.
The Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission reviews plans for City Walk and the Complete Streets Master Plan at their December 19th meeting.
The 195 Commission reviews the Hope Point Tower project, proposals for parcels 2, 5, and 6, and possible temporary parking on parcel 28 at their December 19th meeting.
The City Plan Commission reviews plans for developments in Blackstone, West End, and Olneyville at their December 18th meeting.
RIDOT announces it has selected Michigan based, May Mobility to provide driverless buses for a pilot program in the Woonasquatucket Valley area of Providence.
The DRC reviews plans for a hotel at the Old ProJo and Kresge Buildings at their December 10th meeting.
Mayor Elorza today vetoed the proposed zoning change for Hope Point (aka Fane) tower. Below is the letter transmitted to the City Council with the veto.
In June, the Providence Department of Planning & Development hosted a demonstration day of the City Walk project on Broad Street. The one-day demonstration tested concepts and gathered community feedback.
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has determined it is feasible to add a path for pedestrians and bicyclists to the Newport, Jamestown-Verrazzano and Mount Hope bridges; the Sakonnet River Bridge already has such a path.
Video from RIDOT showing details of the new Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and Bus which is currently under construction.
Providence Business News outlines the development happening in and around the 195 Land in the Jewelry District
The Providence City Plan Commission will discuss a minor subdivision to make way for a bike path in Olneyville and other matters at their November 13th meeting.
The BPAC will review plans for Kennedy Plaza, an extension of the Fountain Street bike lane, and conceptual plans for Park Street at their November 15th meeting.
The 195 Redevelopment District Commission will discuss development guidelines for Parcels 14, 27, 28, 37, 34, 35, and 41; the RIPTA DTC, and issues related to the Fane Tower at their November 14th meeting.
There will be a full lighting of WaterFire on Saturday, November 10th.
Rhode Island School of Design has started its first newly built residence hall in 30 years.