A Community Forum on the Proposed creation of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, June 13

In 195 Relocation Project, Government by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Presented by: BetterProvidence & Common Cause RI
Monday, June 13 • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Doors open at 5:00 pm
The Spot Underground
15 Elbow Street, Providence, RI 02903

This event is free and open to the public.

With the surprising announcement of a proposed I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, uncertainty hangs over the state-owned land in Providence’s Jewelry District. With legislation to create the commission moving through the General Assembly this forum provides an opportunity to bring public officials, and other key stakeholders together so the public can ask questions about the rapidly evolving proposal. Some key areas to be discussed include:

  • Does the proposed Commission best serve the public interest, including the people of the City of Providence, as well as the State of Rhode Island?
  • Has there been sufficient public input in the legislative process?
  • Is the proposed commission an effective way to ensure efficient economic development of this large State-owned land parcel in Providence — or is it “the next secure feed bag for the well-connected,” as described by the Providence Journal editors?

Moderator: Mike Ritz, Executive Director of Leadership Rhode Island and I Heart Providence

Invitations to speak have been extended to:

  • The sponsors of the legislation and General Assembly leadership
  • The Mayor of Providence
  • The Governor of Rhode Island
  • The Rhode Island Attorney General
  • The Jewelry District Association

Forum co-sponsors: The Jewelry District Association and Greater City: Providence.

About the Author

Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


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