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PBN: City again tackles rezoning

In Government by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Providence will try again this year to drag its zoning code into the 21st century. Like many other communities across the country, Rhode Island’s capital hopes to remove barriers to urban growth within its 1950s-era, land-use regulations and this month begins a citywide public process to rewrite them. The last time Providence tried a comprehensive zoning rewrite, in the midst …

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Where Would Jesus Park?

In Economy by Jef Nickerson17 Comments

Federal Hill and West Side friends and neighbors rallied on Sunday morning in support of Cluck!, an urban farm supply store that is trying to open at the site of a former gas station on Broadway.

Boston.com: Innovation fellows to get $300K for RI projects

In Asides, Economy by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Allan Tear, co-founder of Betaspring, an incubator program that helps high-tech entrepreneurs turn their ideas into companies, aims to create a “start-up revolution” in areas including art and design and food and beverage that he says are founts of largely untapped economic potential. Soren Ryherd, whose Providence company Working Planet helps businesses maximize profit through online marketing, plans to launch …

News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Actually, Highway Builders, Roads Don’t Pay For Themselves [DC.Streetsblog] You’ve heard it a thousand times from the highway lobby: Roads pay for themselves through “user fees” | a.k.a. gas taxes and tolls | whereas transit is a drain on the taxpayer. They use this argument to push for new roads, instead of transit, as fiscally prudent investments. The myth of …

News & Notes

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Mass. Senate approves bill licensing 3 casinos [ProJo] The bill includes an ammendment allowing Fall River to develop a casino on 300 acres of land at the northern edge of the city. Here in Rhode Island, Gordon Fox is making noise about calling back the Assembly to override the Governor’s veto of a casino ballot question. Ximedica to expand HQ …

Can I get there from here?

In 195 Relocation Project, Roads by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

The ProJo recently covered the story of retailers feeling cut off by the reconfiguration of Route 195. On the old alignment of Route 195, Exit 2 went to Wickenden Street and the big green sign on the overpass said as much. Now, the eastbound exit which one would use to reach Wickenden is simply signed for India Point and Gano …