Today’s Providence Business News reports on the divergent visions of the Providence Mayoral Candidates for the Providence Waterfront.
As with many issues, Elorza wants to continue the Taveras position on Allens Avenue, which is to reserve the land there, through zoning restrictions, for industrial use only. Supported by the City Council under President Michael Solomon and existing Allens Avenue landowners, that position was a change from Cianci’s late 1990s plans and those of his successor, David N. Cicilline.
Elorza does want to increase exports from the working waterfront, through market studies and trade missions, activities normally handled by state economic-development officials.
Not to be overlooked, the people who currently own the land along the Allens Avenue waterfront support this direction.