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Downtown Providence Living Tour – June 10, 2017

Wilkinson Building – by Nat Rea courtesy of Cornish Associates

From the Providence Downtown Improvement District:


Downtown Providence Living Tour Offers Behind-The-Scenes Views of Apartments in The Heart of The City

11 properties to be featured including newly opened rehabilitation projects

Tour 11 downtown apartment buildings, all in one afternoon! On Saturday, June 10th from 11AM to 5PM, The Providence Foundation and Providence Downtown Improvement District (DID) will host a Downtown Providence Living Tour to give the public an insider’s perspective on a variety of residential options in the neighborhood. This year, the tour will feature rental units within the following properties:

  • 95 Lofts: 59 apartments located within the redeveloped Irons & Russell Building. 95 Chestnut Street
  • 225 Weybosset: 12 renovated apartments in two historic buildings, across from PPAC. 225 Weybosset Street
  • Arcade Providence: 48 micro-lofts within a national historic landmark building. 65 Weybosset Street
  • Avalon at Center Place: 225-unit building conveniently located across from the train station. 50 Park Row West
  • G Reserve: Redevelopment of the iconic 12-story Union Trust Building. 170 Westminster Street
  • Peerless Building: The largest Westminster Lofts building featuring a roof deck and atrium. 150 Union Street
  • Providence G: 56 luxury apartments within 3 connected historic buildings. 100 Dorrance Street
  • Regency Plaza: Full service apartment community with an outdoor pool and tennis courts. 1 Regency Plaza
  • The Sampalis Building: 15 apartments above 3 storefronts, across from PPAC and JWU. 199 Weybosset Street
  • The Telephone Building: 12 apartments with high ceilings and in-unit laundry. 112 Union Street
  • Wilkinson Building: Smallest of the Westminster Lofts buildings, featuring 12 luxury lofts. 90 Eddy Street

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Updated DID Kiosks

Walking back from lunch today I came across some Downtown Improvement District workers updating the Information Kiosk on Weybosset street with a new graphic featuring the smiling image of a Clean & Safe Team member (aka Yellow Jackets). I forced one of the Yellow Jackets to pose for this photo, he was reluctant but smiled anyway.

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Park Downtown Providence

Parking Meter

New parking meters on Westminster Street accept coins and credit cards.

Mayor Angel Taveras; Leo Perrotta, City Parking Administrator; Frank LaTorre, DID Director of Public Space; and business owner Lisa Newman Paratore this morning announced a new Downcity parking initiative, Park Downtown Providence.

CITY OF PROVIDENCE & DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT LAUNCH NEW PARKING INITIATIVE

Park Downtown Providence: a customer oriented initiative to promote convenient and affordable parking.

Park Downtown Providence is a customer-oriented initiative that promotes convenient and affordable parking in the downtown district. To assist drivers with finding parking alternatives, the city has made recent improvements such as the installation of signs directing drivers to parking lots, the replacement of on-street meters, and the identification of additional low-cost on-street parking spaces. For the past few years pre-paid ProvPass cards have been accepted in parking meters in addition to coins. Soon, they will be replaced by new IPS meters that accept credit cards.

Last month, the DID launched a related website, ParkDowntownProvidence.com, to help communicate about parking rates and locations. The site has an interactive parking map that allows people to select destinations and find parking nearby, or choose important criteria such as ‘credit cards’ or ‘monthly parking.’ It also highlights parking specials.

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Hanging Gardens

did-hanging-plantersThat photo, that’s all hanging flower baskets. The yellow jackets are out in force today hanging them around Downcity.

Frank LaTorre reported to the Downtown Neighborhood Alliance earlier this month that the DID will have 248 hanging baskets, 60 planters, and 8 planting areas (such as traffic islands). All these numbers are up from last year.

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