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News Round-Up: Fane Tower

In Zoning by Jef Nickerson20 Comments

Below is a look at the various local news reports about the City Council hearing this week regarding the zoning change requested by The Fane Organization for the proposed Hope Point Tower.

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Mayor Elorza vetos City Council Resolution regarding bike lanes

In Bicycles by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Mayor Elorza speaking at ribbon-cutting of Fountain Street bike lane in November 2016 Last week the Providence City Council passed a Resolution calling for, “full traffic impact and economic impact studies prior to deciding whether to construct new bicycle lanes.” Bicycle and transportation advocates, along with the Mayor and at least 5 members of the Council hold that these studies …

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New Providence Zoning Ordinance effective December 24, 2014

In Zoning by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

Lots of information to digest in this new ordinance, some highlights as we see it; no parking minimums downtown, parking maximums in designated transit oriented development areas, special provisions for neighborhood commercial in residential areas, changes on Broadway to the Residential-Professional zone to allow more neighborhood commercial by right.

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Council Pushes for Greater Zoning Board Transparency

In Government by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

As part of the Providence City Council’s continuing efforts to make the City more transparent and accountable, Councilman Samuel Zurier (Ward Two), and Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin (Ward One) introduced a resolution calling on Providence’s Zoning Board of Review to adopt written policies and procedures for all board functions.

GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Rain, August 15th. Photo © Mycophagia Photo © Armadillo Commander

Taveras Administration and City Council introduce vacant property registration ordinance

In Government, Housing by Greater City Providence6 Comments

Image from Mayor Taveras’ Twitter A new ordinance introduced by City Councilors Matos and Principe and co-sponsored by the entire Council will require out of state banks and property owners to register their properties and maintain the interior and exterior of their properties. Failure to register or comply will result in violations of $1,000/day up to $100,000. Mayor Taveras Announces …

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City Council moves to politicize proposed roads bond

In Government, Rumor by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Dean Street re-construction in 2009. The City of Providence proposes a $40b bond to finance repairs to 62 miles of roads and sidewalks in the City. As reported by Ian Donnis on RINPR, the City Council is meeting tonight to put a provision in the proposed roads bond bill that would give them control over what streets and sidewalks get …