Brown University outlines plans for redevelopment of South Street Power Station

In Colleges/Universities by Jef Nickerson20 Comments

The University plan includes student housing, retail, a URI/RIC nursing school, administrative offices for the University, a new parking structure, and additions to the riverwalk. The vacant South Street Power Station would be a redeveloped, student housing built on a parking lot along Point Street, and the parking garage across Point Street. [box style=”alert”]Update: Brown has a Press Release up …

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ProJo editorializes support for nursing school in the Jewelry District

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Kudos to Governor Chafee for sliding into his fiscal 2014 budget proposal $500,000 in state money for design work for an advanced-nursing school in Providence’s Knowledge District. (We still much prefer the more charming and evocative term “Jewelry District.”) The school would be a joint venture of Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island.

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ProJo: Six entities interested in 195 land

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So far, Rhode Island developer Churchill and Banks has expressed an interest in land on the east side of the Providence River, while University of Rhode Island President David Dooley said the university was considering 195 land on the west side as a site for a nursing school to be jointly operated by URI and Rhode Island College.

News & Notes

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A team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island (URI) has recently published an article describing a self-healing concrete that would be inexpensive to produce. Such concrete could help reduce structure repair costs, lower cement-production carbon emissions, and even save lives, as it will help design safer buildings. [The Future of Things] Markets Investing In Neighborhood Health | Shop …

Film Screening, “Where Do the Children Play?” (03/30)

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Photo (cc) J. Stephen Conn Documentary and Discussion Ask ‘Where Do the Children Play?’ KINGSTON, RI – A provocative documentary film, “Where Do the Children Play?,” will be shown at a free public screening on Tuesday, March 30 from 7:00-9:00pm at the University of Rhode Island’s new Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences (Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881). The film …

Building Brown… and URI… and RIC

In 195 Relocation Project, Colleges/Universities by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

One of our Facebook fans shared this link with us. A 40-minute video of Brown University’s assistant vice president for planning, design and construction, Michael McCormick discussing Browns recent campus building and near future plans, including much on the Jewelry District plans. There is a link to a 10-minute condenced version to give you the gist of what he had …