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Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – August 15, 2017

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Proposed building at 1292 Westminster Street, 4th item on the Agenda. Rendering by ZDS. Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from July 18, 2017, regular meeting – for action Director’s Report Minor Subdivision 1. Case No. 17-016MI – 13 Cushing Street (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot in the R-2 zone …

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RI Future: La Salle very interested in replacing Providence Water Supply Board building with parking lot

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Providence Water Supply Board building, image from Google Street View As the Providence Water Supply Board moves its administration and customer service offices to its new home at an industrial park off Huntington Ave, questions are being asked about the fate of the iconic building that will soon be empty at 552 Academy Avenue. Rumors were flying that La Salle …

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Fane Organization Hope Point Tower on 195 Redevelopment District Commission Agenda Today – July 25, 2017

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson20 Comments

Rendering of proposed 45-story tower on Parcel 42 by the Fane Organization I. Public Session Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Azrack. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meetings Held on June 19, 2017 and July 10, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Presentation on the proposed development on Parcel 42 by Jason Fane of The Fane Organization. Presentation by Patricia Adell of …

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Not the apartment for you

In Buildings by Seth Zeren7 Comments

If you go to public hearings on new development projects often enough, you’ll hear a familiar refrain—the apartments are too small, there’s no garden, too little parking, etc.—which boils down to: “I wouldn’t want to live there.” Well, guess what, not everyone wants to live where you do. Some people live alone, some people have big families; some people like …

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The impacts of where we park

In Parking by Seth Zeren8 Comments

Sometimes cars even have to stop to give way to a car going the other way, helping slow traffic on an otherwise quiet residential street with many children and pets. There’s even a name for this kind of street, a “give-way street.”

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R.I. economy needs investment in modern and efficient transportation infrastructure

In Transportation by Liam Blank23 Comments

Train Station at T.F. Green Airport, photo from RIDOT Last week, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that, from July through the end of the year, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service will be free for people traveling within the state. The intention of the pilot program is to attract new riders who, in theory, will then …

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2017 Providence 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

In Events by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Image from Department of Arts, Culture, + Tourism by Michael Christofaro The City of Providence will celebrate with fireworks, food, music, and more at India Point Park on July 4th. Details from the Department of Arts, Culture, + Tourism: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Tourism Council are pleased …

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Bike Month 2017

In Bicycles by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do.