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PPS Symposium – Beyond Buildings: Preserving the Livable Neighborhood – November 5-7, 2015

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Providence’s neighborhoods help us trace how the city was built, and why. Through them, we reveal the people and cultures that contributed to the city’s evolution. Each neighborhood tells a unique story of Providence and its people. Over time, as the city matured and populations shifted, local landmarks also took on new roles, uses, and meanings and residential, commercial, civic, and recreational spaces evolved.

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City launches storefront improvement grant program

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Participating businesses are eligible to receive reimbursements for 50-percent of eligible storefront costs, up to $10,000. The city’s Department of Economic Development will assist small businesses that wish to make changes to their exterior storefronts, including awnings, signage, windows, doors, permanent landscaping, and façade improvements. The program is open to small businesses with 18 or fewer full-time employees.

PPS Call for 2010 Most Endangered Properties Nominations

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Photo of 342 Williams Street, Fox Point borrowed from Forgotten Providence The Providence Preservation Society is calling for nominations for their 2010 Most Endangered Properties list. Every year, the Providence Preservation Society compiles the Most Endangered Properties List with the help of concerned members of the public who submit their nominations. Most resources on the list represent an important aspect …

GC: Photos – Pumpkin Launch Video

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Video © Grayfamilia Flickr member Grayfamilia shared his video of the pumpkin launch at Dexter Training Ground in our Flickr Group. If you’d like your photos featured here, join our Flickr Group and submit them.

City Plan Commission Meeting (12/01)

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PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009 – 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: November 3, 2009 INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN 1. Brown University Institutional Master Plan Amendment # 2 Amendment to the Brown Institutional …

Photos: The Box Office

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The Box Office on Harris Avenue is well underway. Check out the photos taken today above. And visit The Box Office’s website for more info.

Dean Street update

In Roads, Transportation by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

I posted about the work on the sidewalks on Dean Street last month. I had intended to head over to Planning to take a look at the plans for the street rebuild, but never got around to it. However, as work has progressed, one of my primary questions has been answered. The intersection of Federal and Dean is being improved: …

Farmer’s Market: Davis Park

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Photo by M.Coolidge Last weekend, I went to my first Providence farmer’s market. Yeah, I’m a little late to this party, but now that there is a farmer’s market in my neighborhood, I really had no excuse. My girlfriend and I biked down the street to the newly improved Davis Park where the Elmhurst Clean and Green folks sponsor the …

Retail Update: Hudson Street Deli grand opening (10/03)

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View Larger Map There was much sadness on the West Side when Hudson Street Market closed shop and moved to new digs in the Nightclub District*. But then the sadness abated when Hudson Street Deli was announced. The Deli has been open since mid-September, but they are having their grand opening celebration this Saturday (10/03). The grand opening will also …

It is already better than it was. Dean Street.

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Work has begun on Dean Street, praise Maude! So I’m not at all sure what is up here, the Stimulus sign went up the other day and work began in earnest today. The Mayor asked for $10million for 18 miles of sidewalk repair in his stimulus wish list last year. That wish list had nothing specific to Dean Street in …

195 Street Grid Part 5: A look at lot sizes

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In Part 4 much of the discussion revolved around lot sizes. Comment by Corey Call me naive, but personally, I would take some of the parcels not targeted for institutional use, subdivide them, and then sell the subdivided lots individually; much more in line with what would have been done in the 18th or 19th centuries. […] It also allows …

Resident parking signs going up

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Resident Parking Signs Providence left [by jwest] Boston right [(cc) rherring] Yay! Resident parking signs have started to appear on the West Side. I just have one small nitpick, design. I say this all the time, we are home to one of the world’s most prestigious design schools and are the home to hundreds of independent designers and small design …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – September 15, 2009

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Tuesday, September 15, 2009 • 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: August 18, 2009 Director’s Report Discussion with commission members to determine schedule and dates for presentation of future neighborhood plans. Land Development Project 1. …

195 Street Grid Part 3: Wickenden Street update

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In Part 1 of our 195 Street Grid posts, we looked at the Wickenden Street area and an alternate plan proposed by Ron Henderson of L+A Landscape Architecture. The design proposed by RIDOT was less than impressive, after feedback from the public and the Fox Point Neighborhood Association and others, the City Planning Department has requested that RIDOT review the …

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City Plan Commission – August 18, 2009

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As Matt noted, CPC next week is devoted to the Elmhurst and Mount Pleasant neighborhood plans: Notice of Regular Meeting • Tuesday, August 18, 2009 • 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: July 21, 2009 Director’s Report Providence Tomorrow …