Providence Community Boating Renaissance Regatta

In Eventsby Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

The Providence Community Boating Center at India Point Park has announced its 2008 Renaissance Regatta Event. It will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008. From the CBC website: Our annual Renaissance Regatta is a perfect opportunity to help a great Ocean State cause. Sponsors provide a team of employee-sailors (or sponsor a proxy team) to sail in a series of …

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Greater City Providence Comments on proposed rezoning in the Waterfront District

In Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Aerial image from Microsoft Virtual Earth To: Councilman Seth Yurdin Cc: Mayor David Cicilline Cc: Planning Director Thomas Deller Cc: Councilman Cliff Wood I am writing on behalf of Greater City Providence in regards to the petition being heard by the City Council Ordinance Committee on Monday, March 3rd to change the zoning of Lots 344 and 345 on Zoning …

Iway Podcasts

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has released a series of podcasts with information about the Iway Route 195 Relocation Project. Podcast 1: Iway Project Overview Podcast 2: Building a Better Highway Podcast 3: Bridge Design and Construction Podcast 4: Iway Bridge Float Podcast 5: New India Point Park Podcast 6: A Revitalized Waterfront

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PBN: Would dredging return bustle to riverfront?

In Waterfrontby Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Preventing the river from filling in with natural sediment requires periodic dredging, something neither the city nor state has been eager to finance in recent years. The federal government declined to tap a pool of funds set aside for dredging projects that maintain cargo shipping channels.

RIDOT Route 195 Gold Wrecking Ball Ceremony (Nov. 15)

In 195 Relocation Project, Government, Transportationby Greater City Providence3 Comments

Mural on Wickenden Street overpass. Photo by Jef Nickerson. RIDOT announces ceremony to start the destruction of the old Route 195. Governor and RIDOT to Begin Major Demolition of Old I-195 Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will hold a Gold Wrecking Ball event to celebrate the demolition of old I-195 in Providence. It …

195 Street Grid Part 3: Wickenden Street update

In 195 Relocation Projectby Jef Nickerson8 Comments

In Part 1 of our 195 Street Grid posts, we looked at the Wickenden Street area and an alternate plan proposed by Ron Henderson of L+A Landscape Architecture. The design proposed by RIDOT was less than impressive, after feedback from the public and the Fox Point Neighborhood Association and others, the City Planning Department has requested that RIDOT review the …