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Interim pedestrian safety improvement at LaSalle Square

In Pedestrians, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

From the Mayor’s Facebook page: The City completed traffic changes to the intersection of Empire and Fountain Streets earlier today. Motor vehicle traffic proceeding from Empire Street is now required to use the traffic signal to turn left onto Fountain Street, improving pedestrian safety in the area. This interim step will calm traffic coming from Broadway and Atwells Avenue into …

Barry Schiller: Providence Planning Hosts Meeting on Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Circulation

In Downcity, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Reader Submissions, RIPTA, Transportation by Guest Post2 Comments

Overall: good ideas on the parts of the project about 2-way streets and pedestrian and bike improvements around downtown, but on Kennedy Plaza, a net loss for bus riders, but not as much as once feared. The project: extend 2-way on Empire, 2-way on Dorrance in front of the Biltmore, and on Exchange Terrace on north side of Burnside Park; …

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Kennedy Plaza/Circulator Phase 3 Informational Meeting – July 10, 2013

In Downcity, Parking, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Roads by Greater City Providence1 Comment

The City will be having an informational meeting about proposed enhancements and reconfiguration of the Kennedy Plaza area as well as details about Phase 3 of the Downtown Circulator project. The Circulator project includes reconstruction of LaSalle and Emmet Squares, Fountain Street, Broadway, part of Dorrance Street, and Exchange Terrace.

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – November 5, 2012

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, November 5, 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 of October 15, 2012 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 12.32: 66-68 Kennedy Plaza Proposal to construct a new ramp in the right-of-way on the …

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – October 15, 2012

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, October 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 of Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 10, 2012 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 12.23: 15 LaSalle Square Continued review of the proposal to …

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – September 10, 2012

In Downcity, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, September 10, 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 of June 11, 2012 and July 9, 2012 Old Business 1. DRC Application No. 11.01: 55 Canal Street (Arnold Hoffman Building, now RISD’s Illustration Studies …

GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © h ssan Photo © M4D1

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Snowblogging: Miracle Edition

In GC: Photos, Snow, Weather by Jef Nickerson7 Comments

THAT my friends is a shoveled sidewalk on the Atwells Avenue Bridge over Route 95. Yes, it is true. But wait, don’t think I’m gonna be all sunshine and moonbeams. A for effort to get this thing cleared so soon after last night’s snowicane, but I have complaints. Every winter, at some point this sidewalk does get cleared. But this …

The Dunk’s south plaza

In Parks/Open Space by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

I have bemoaned before that the south plaza* at The Dunk (the entrance facing the Hilton) was unfinished and sad. Thankfully, the last several weeks, work has been going on to finish the south plaza. There has been all sorts of fencing blocking the view of what they were doing, but today I was able to get a good look …