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Providence 2013 State of the City Address

In Development, Economy, Government by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Mayor Angel Taveras 2013 State of the City Address Providence Is Recovering Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • (as prepared for delivery) Photo of the Mayor delivering the State of the City from the Mayor’s Office. Governor, Mr. President, honorable members of the Providence City Council, distinguished guests, and my fellow residents of our great Capital City – One year ago …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – January 15, 2013

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from November 20th 2012 meeting – for action Approval of minutes from December 18th 2012 meeting – for action Director’s Report Major Land Development Project 1. Case No. 12-011 MA – 257 Thayer Street (Final Plan Approval) – The CPC approved the preliminary plan to construct a four story mixed …

If you could buy a city street, what would you do with it?

In Colleges/Universities, Government, Roads by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

Photo (cc) Marcin Wichary After Brown University and then RISD made agreements with the City to acquire parts of public streets for private parking in exchange for increased payments in lieu of taxes; GoLocal Providence reports that the City will make an annoucement tomorrow that Providence College has now made a similar agreement. So all this begs the question, if …

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News & Notes

In News & Notes by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Smart Growth America: Smart Growth Stories: Emerick Corsi on driving growth with transit Many people recognize Forest City Enterprises as one of the biggest real estate companies in the nation, with a multi-billion dollar portfolio that spans coast to coast and a spot on the New York Stock Exchange. What’s less well known is that Forest City also happens to …


In Buildings, Downcity, Housing by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

The project to redevelop the Teste Block, old Providence Gas Building, and Narragansett Hotel Garage now has a website, The site currently is simply a placeholder with an email link for information about leasing and a short marketing blurb: The ProvidenceG is a new development of one of the city’s most iconic historic buildings. Luxury apartment rentals are complimented …