City Council’s Committee on Ordinances will hold a public hearing on text change and change in zoning map for the property located on Assessor’s Plat 20, Lot 397 (250 Dyer Street). The proposed development is commonly referred to as the “Fane Tower” or “Hope Point Tower.”
The Providence Journal reports that the City Planning Commission voted to not recommend approval of rezoning for the proposed Hope Point Tower to the City Council.
The City Plan Commission will consider changes to Brown University’s Master Plan in relation to a proposed performing arts center and proposed student living and wellness building and the use of dryvit in locations downtown at their meeting on April 2nd.
The Providence Journal reports on efforts by the Fain Organization to build an up to 470 foot tower on the 195 Land. Approvals are needed by the City Council and General Assembly.
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 …
The Providence City Plan Commission meets Tuesday, April 25th at 444 Westminster Street.
East Bay, City Hall, waterfront, and more in today’s GC: Photos.
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.
The portion of Orange Street sought to be abandoned is flanked by two surface parking lots and runs from Weybosset to Middle Street, the section between the buildings out to Westminster is not part of the abandonment.
ProJo reports that the City Council has approved a tax-stabilization agreement for the Capitol Cove building in Capital Center. The building will continue to house Johnson & Wales dormitories but the developer hopes to build a 169-unit apartment building next door.
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.
The City Council on November 19th gave final approval to two ordinances relating to vacant and nuisance properties in an effort to improve quality of life and neighborhood stability for city residents.
A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Rain, August 15th. Photo © Mycophagia Photo © Armadillo Commander
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 …
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 …
Text and information from Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’ FY 2013 budget.
City Plan Commission Meeting April 24th.
City Council Ward Redistricting hearings start today.