Information on the 7 statewide ballot questions which will be appearing on the November 8th ballot. All information from the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office.
‘Bullet trains,’ parking costs, RIDOT, Brown, and more in today’s Local News & Notes.
Big thinkers don’t pave farm land for free parking.
32 Custom House Street and 10 Dorrance Street subjects of February 9th DRC Meeting.
Downtown Design Review Committee – Monday, January 12, 2015 – 4:45pm – Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Private sector leaders gathered with federal, state and municipal officials in a ceremony Monday to kick off renovations to the Jewelry District’s South Street Power Station, popularly known as the Dynamo House.
The R.I. Board of Education on Monday unanimously signed off on a proposed 15-year lease for the state’s two nursing schools to move into a new joint facility that would be built inside the decaying former South Street Power Station in partnership with Brown University.
Tangled ownership issues and liens make redevelopment of the South Street Power Station complicated. The City considers eminent domain as the developer continues to plan for a 2014 groundbreaking.
The Arcade, the Superman Building, Parking, the Bike Plan and more… the What Cheers and What Jeers of 2013.
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 …
Ted Nesi reports for WPRI about the possibility of the South Street Power Station (aka the Dynamo House) being used as the location for the proposed URI/RIC Nursing School.
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.
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.
The University of Rhode Island plans to increase its presence in the state’s capital city, according to President David M. Dooley, as part of a strategy to better prepare its students for success as well as help Rhode Island’s economy grow out of the hole it is in.
Harvar seeks private partners to jump start development in the life sciences in Boston. Could Brown follow the same model for development in Providence’s Jewelry District?
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 …
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 …
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 …
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