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 …

RISD Reaches Agreement with City to More Than Double Annual Contribution

In Colleges/Universities, Economy by Greater City Providence8 Comments

Mayor Angel Taveras and Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda announced today that RISD will more than double its annual payments to the City of Providence. RISD will contribute $2.75 million over 11 years, in addition to payments the prestigious arts school is already making under the terms of a separate 2003 memorandum of understanding, which is not …

News & Notes

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Apartments, stores planned on Loyola Avenue near Superdome [The Times-Picayune] Spurred by the future Loyola Avenue streetcar line, a local development firm plans to transform a sea of downtown [New Orleans] parking lots into 450 apartments and 125,000 square feet of shops and restaurants that it calls the South Market District. Jewelry District, this is your fuiture. In Quest for …