At the December 2015 City Plan Commission meeting, Rhode Island Hospital’s application to amend their Institutional Master Plan to include the demolition of the Pavilion was denied. RIH has appealed, and the appeal will be heard by the Zoning Board of Review this Tuesday. Please join PPS there for a silent protest.
A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes:
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced an effort to revamp the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) by signing an executive order granting the commission more say over where bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure investments, such as crosswalks and bike lanes, are implemented and how they are designed.
BPAC seeks public comment on needed improvements to bicycle lanes and other bicycle infrastructure throughout Providence.
RIPTA, the Providence Department of Planning and Development, Mayor Elorza, Governor Raimondo, and the State’s Congressional Delegation today announced an enhanced transit corridor through the capital city’s downtown. The corridor will feature RIPTA buses running on a 1.4 mile route between Providence Station and the Hospitals with 4-5 minute headways.
It sure would have been nice if they had found some place in Providence to build, but it really would have been nice for them to locate almost anywhere but here.
As our population continues to age, and more elderly people are no longer able to drive, we’re going to have a lot more elderly people in suburbs trying to cross the streets we engineered for cars.
The 10-story building would contain 144 studio and one-bedroom apartments with ground floor retail. It appears to be targeting the student market. As far as I can tell, the plan is for no on-site parking with ample bike parking provided within the building.
DRC to review two projects which potentially will be built on existing surface parking lots.
Rhode Island officials have taken the first small step toward building a multimillion-dollar bus hub at the Providence Amtrak Station, potentially as part of a larger real estate project with a private developer.
“I’m not surprised. It was just a matter of time – somebody would get hit,” said Jay Bombardier, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than a decade. “Cars just zip through this street.”
Ljubljana becomes Europe’s ‘green capital,’ jaywalking fines in Nova Scotia, and more in today’s News & Notes.
A Bristol man died Thursday after he was hit by a car trying to cross Metacom Avenue.
Although a surface boulevard plan for 6-10 is not mentioned specifically in the bid documents, one section requires the consultant to study “the traffic impacts along Route 6-10” based on the addition of transit and “a reduction in capacity,” indicating a possible loss of automobile lanes from the current alignment.
Mayor Jorge Elorza and the American Planning Association of Rhode Island invite you to a community conversation about the future of the 6-10 Connector.
CPC to consider new mixed-use building on Thayer Street at their Feb. 23rd meeting.
Capital Center Commission Design Review Committee to consider proposed improvement plan for sidewalk and landscape modifications along the mall’s frontage on Francis Street at their Feb. 16th meeting.
From the massive life-sciences complex on the former I-195 land to a small expansion of a metal company near the port of Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza says Rhode Island’s capital city will see between $500 million and $700 million in new construction in 2016.