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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 …

Presumed Parking Lot-ification

In Housing, Parking, Rumor by Matthew Coolidge25 Comments

For the past week or so, there has been a string of caution tape between two cones in front of a house on Cumberland St. Next door: a vacant lot, and next to that, a house that has had the same tape and some chain link propped against it for about a year. A few days ago, I noticed the …