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Edge College Hill 2, Take II

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

Edge College Hill 2 made a presentation to the Downtown Design Review Committee (DRC) on January 8th for a 15-story building at 131 Canal Street. They returned to DRC on February 12th with an 11-story design.

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2018 Providence State of the City Address

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Cities have always been places that bring people from all and different walks of life to coexist and thrive together. This is what cities do, in spite of all the forces that are working to divide us. And that’s what our city will continue to do because that’s what makes us so strong.

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PBN: I-195 commission sets purchase price for Parcel 42 at $3.2M, Hope Point Tower project to move ahead

In 195 Relocation Project, Buildings by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

This action moves this project further along, but it is far from a done deal. The zoning approvals need to be made to reconfigure the lot and allow the height to go way beyond what is allowed by zoning. As far as the zoning is concerned, the 195 Commission is supposed to consider the City’s zoning, but can override it…

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Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash – March 3, 2018

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Providence Preservation Society will hold its Winter Bash fundraiser, a three- time Best of RI award winner, on Saturday, March 3 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at ALCO, 317 Iron Horse Way. Now in its 15th year, the themed celebration showcases the potential in old city buildings and forwards the PPS mission to improve Providence through historic preservation and thoughtful design and planning.

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ProJo: Cowesett Hills developer seeks parking waiver for Warwick expansion plan

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Cowesett Hills Apartments, image from Google Maps The plan by Picerne Real Estate Group’s Cowesett Hills Apartment LLC calls for two new buildings in the northwest corner of the 67-acre property. Each of the new structures would have 12 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units. Picene also wants to build small garage buildings in the parking lot that could be rented …

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State holds Kick-Off event for 6/10 Connector project

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Gov. Raimondo at the 6/10 project kick-off event. Photo: RIDOT RIDOT hosted a kick-off event for the 6/10 Connector project this morning. Press release from RIDOT: Governor, Senators Reed and Whitehouse, and Providence Officials Join RIDOT to Kick Off Long-Awaited 6-10 Interchange Project Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence Mayor Jorge …

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15-story ‘Edge College Hill Two’ proposed for Canal Street site

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Massing model of proposed Edge College Hill Two. The first Edge College Hill building under construciton now is rendered to the left. DBVW Architects While the 15-story Edge College Hill building is currently under construction on Canal Street, a proposal for a second 15-story building (Edge College Hill Two), will be heard by the Downtown Design Review Committee on Monday, …

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Providence Preservation Society opposes demolition of 4 buildings by Brown University

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The Leonard M. Blodgett and the Edward J. Cushing Houses, photo from PPS An update to the Brown Institutional Master Plan submitted to the Providence City Plan Commission calls for the demolition of 4 historic buildings on the College Hill for the construction of a Performance Arts Center. The Providence Preservation Society opposes the demolition of the buildings. Press Release …

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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – January 17, 2018

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of December 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Approval of 2018 Meeting Schedule (For Action) Update from Public Works staff on the Capital Improvement Program (For Discussion) — As part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program, the City of Providence Department of Public Works is in the process of quantitatively evaluating all streets and sidewalks throughout the …

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PBN: RIDOT awards $248M 6-10 Interchange rebuild contract to 6/10 Constructors

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Video animation from RIDOT The group had the lowest construction cost bid for the project at $248 million and the highest scoring technical proposal of any bid. The 6/10 Constructor bid team includes New England companies, Barletta Heavy Division Inc., O&G Industries Inc., D.W. White Construction Inc. and Aetna Bridge Co. The proposal was a design-build contract, which RIDOT says …

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – January 8, 2018

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Agenda Call to Order Roll Call Meeting Minutes of October 2, 2017 and November 6, 2017 DDRC 2018 Meeting Schedule Annual Election of Vice Chair New Business 1. DRC Application No. 17.46: 131 Canal Street (parking lot) – Public Hearing and Conceptual Design Review – The subject of the hearing will be an application by Steeple Street RI, LLC requesting …

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WPRI: Pedestrian killed, another survives, after being hit by Jeep in West Greenwich

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Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that left one man dead and another hurt. Police said it happened last Tuesday as the men tried to cross Victory Highway (Route 102) about 4:40 p.m. Officers said the weather was rainy, it was dark outside, and the victims were wearing dark clothing. Also, Victory Highway has no sidewalks or crosswalks, so it …