Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from August 15, 2017, regular meeting – for action Director’s Report Public Hearing 1. Huntington Ave / Salvati Way Green Infrastructure Grant – The Department of Planning and Development will present their application for a state grant to install green infrastructure along the Huntington Ave corridor and will explain how …
Sometimes cars even have to stop to give way to a car going the other way, helping slow traffic on an otherwise quiet residential street with many children and pets. There’s even a name for this kind of street, a “give-way street.”
You guys, seriously, when are we going to stop paving over our riverbanks?
What I am absolutely sure of is this. If the City approves a drive-thru on Broadway… well, then we have no right calling ourselves a ‘city’ anymore.
It sure would have been nice if they had found some place in Providence to build, but it really would have been nice for them to locate almost anywhere but here.
The end of walking, federal funds for bikes, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Developers break ground on Providence surface parking lot
Parcel 15: Francis Street Parcels – Presentation of revised plans for a temporary parking lot on the site.
Over the past year, the City of Providence has been working on its Sustainability Plan. The City has released a draft of that plan and is seeking comment from the public.
The City Plan Commission will review plans to build a new Mc’Donald’s in Olneyville Square in a building set back from the street by parking with a drive-thru.
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 …
Moar parkings pleaze! Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from February 26, 2013 meeting – for action Director’s Report – Updates on the Thayer Street study and revision of Citywide Zoning Major Land Development Project 1. Case No. 13-006 MA – 2-100 Harris Ave. (Master Plan Approval) The applicant is proposing to develop the subject property, …
In response to recent discussions on parking at the State House reader Nicolas R. Mariscal submits a Photoshop rendering (above) of what the State House area could look like with better land use planning.
The State House is a great place to start reforming Providence’s parking crisis. The great map that Jef put up last April shows that the State House contributes considerably to the overwhelming of our downtown space by surface parking.
Notice of Regular Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of meeting minutes from April 16th and April 24th, 2012 meetings – for action Director’s Report Minor Subdivision 1. Case No. 12-015MI – 157 Hope Street The applicant is …
Congress is expected to reauthorize the gas tax in September (do you think that will be a partisan fight?), Hubway bike share launches in Boston, pop-up malls, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Mayor Taveras has appointed 30+ people to committees that will work to streamline the zoning and permitting policies in the Downtown area, including the Jewelry District and the 195 Land. I am honored to be among the people appointed to the Advisory Committee.
Christopher T. McCahill and Norman Garrick look at how land use devoted to parking may turn our downtowns into a sort of office park in the city. Case in point, Hartford. At the Travelers Companies, Inc. – an insurance company in the downtown where employees are charged between 70 and 125 dollars per month for parking – only 71 percent …
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