City Plan Commission Meeting – June 17, 2014

City Plan Commission Meeting Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 4:45pm 444 Westminster Street, First Floor Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from May 20th meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral No. 3377 – Petition to abandon a portion of Broadway The petitioner is requesting to abandon […]


Providence Preservation Society Festival of Historic Homes – June 13-15, 2014

Two Days of Post-Industrial Heritage in Providence for the 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses Providence Preservation Society’s Signature Event This Year Highlights Houses and a Mill Complex from the mid-1800s to early-1900s The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) announces the 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses, taking place this year on June 13, 14, and […]


Re:Zoning Providence Public Meeting – June 11, 2014

Presentation of Proposed Zoning Ordinance Mayor Angel Taveras will introduce the City of Providence’s proposed new Zoning Ordinance at a public, Wednesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. Bringing Providence’s zoning code into the 21st Century is a goal of Mayor Taveras’ economic development action plan, Putting Providence Back to Work. The updated Zoning Ordinance is […]


PPS: Save Rhode Island’s Historic Tax Credits

The R.I. House Finance Committee did not include historic tax credits in the proposed budget fr next year. The Providence Presevation Society has issued the following call to action: Act Now to Save Rhode Island’s Historic Tax Credits! Last year, the State Historic Tax Credit Program was reinstated, and 26 new projects are underway – […]


News & Notes

Proposed Florida Station in Miami. → Gizmodo: 5 Rail Stations From America’s New Golden Age of Train Travel With a high-speed rail network slowly making its way towards reality, cities are commissioning grand stations for the 21st century to accommodate this new mode of transit. Here are five stations on the horizon that are bringing […]


Capital Center Commission Meeting – June 11, 2014

Capital Center Commission Meeting Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • 12:00 noon Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903 R.I. Credit Union parking lot in Capital Center. Image Google Street View Agenda Roll Call Minutes Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2014 Parcel 1: Union Station […]


Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – June 9, 2014

Downtown Design Review Committee Monday, June 9, 2014 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 12, 2014 Annual Election of Vice Chair New Business 1. Pre-Application Review: 201 Washington Street (Majestic/Lederer Theater, […]


RIBike May Speaker Series at AS220 – Livable Streets! – May 28, 2014

In celebration of May bike month, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBike) invites you to join guests from the New England region as well as local bike advocates at a three-part series addressing a wide range of bike-related topics. Learn about bike vacations, local advocacy efforts, bike touring 101, and much more! Admission is FREE. […]


→ GoLocal Providence: 195 Bidder Carpionato Failed to Redevelop Providence Fruit Market

Former Fruit and Produce Warehouse (left) in March 2005 prior to demolition. 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. Following its purchase of […]


→ ProJo: Procaccianti Group proposes extended-stay hotel for downtown Providence

The ProJo reports that The Procaccianti Group (TPG) will announce tomorrow a proposal to tear down the Fogarty Building on Fountain Street to build an extended stay hotel: The Procaccianti Group is expected to announce plans Tuesday to “build a premium-branded upscale extended-stay hotel” in Providence, right across the street from the Rhode Island Convention […]


Parking Lot-ification in Wanskuck

At their May 28th meeting, the Zoning Board of Review will consider a proposal by Manni Realty and Admiral Smith Realty, LLC (owners of the building LaSalle Bakery on Admirial is in) to demolish three residential buildings for expanded parking said to support LaSalle Bakery. MANNI REALTY, LLC, OWNER OF LOT 197 AND ADMIRAL SMITH […]

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Providence Geeks – May 21, 2014

Providence Geeks Wednesday, May 21st, 5:30 – 8pm AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) RSVP at Facebook The May Geek Dinner hits Wednesday the 21st, and will feature one of the Providence startup scene’s best kept secrets: Utilidata. Having recently raised $20M from some world’s […]


Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting – May 21, 2014

Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting May 21, 2014, 4:30 PM 444 Westminster Street, First Floor Agenda James Daley, Director of Training, RIPTA: Bus Operator Training and pedestrian/cyclist safety Pedestrian Safety project (Safe States) Broadway Bike Lane – recommendation of extension to frontage road Discussion: BPAC’s role, goals, priorities, accomplishments Agenda


PPS/WBNA: State cancels funding for Cranston Street Armory repairs

Cranston Street Armory. Photo (cc) Sam Teigan Reported by the Providence Preservation Society and the WBNA: The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) announced last week that the State has pulled $3 million allocated for critical exterior repairs to the Cranston Street Armory. Built in 1907, this magnificent building was designed as a focal point around […]


Grow Smart RI Power of Place Summit – May 23, 2014

Grow Smart RI’s biennial Power of Place Summit takes place this Friday, May 23rd at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Online registration closes at noon tomorrow then the price goes up for telephone or walk-up registrations, so register today! Details from Grow Smart RI: Join 500 state, local and federal officials, business and civic leaders, […]


Cyclovía, Bike Repair Stations, more announced at Bike to Work Day

Mayor Angel Taveras on a Bike Share bike at Bike to Work Day in Burnside Park From the City: Mayor Taveras Announces Bicycle Repair Stations on Bike to Work Day Cyclovía Providence 2014 schedule released; Providence bike share seeks corporate partner PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras this morning joined with the Rhode Island Bicycle […]


195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – May 19, 2014

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday, May 19, 2014, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes Public Session Call to Order: The Chairperson Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane. Approval of the Minutes of the […]


→ PBN: Study: Garrahy parking garage would cost $43M

The garage would include approximately 1,250 parking spaces at a cost of $31,250 per parking space, the report stated, in addition to the cost of building out roughly 13,800 square feet of retail storefronts on the ground level of the garage along Clifford and Richmond Streets. – Providence Business News