Greater City Providence

ProJo: Six entities interested in 195 land

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.

Other interested developers have not been identified. Proposals will be announced prior to meetings they are discussed at (meeting notices tend to be posted the Friday afternoon before the Commission’s Monday meetings). Two proposals may be up for discussion at the next meeting which is scheduled for February 11th.

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  • More from PBN:

    Two groups interested in building on the former Interstate 195 land will pitch their ideas to the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission this month, Commission Chairman Colin P. Kane said Monday night.

    The two parties, whose identities were not disclosed, are among seven who have expressed interest in the land since it was made usable by the removal of the highway overpass, Kane said. After the first two presentations Jan. 29, pitches from the remaining groups will be scheduled two per meeting.

    Kane said the nature of the proposals vary from a small parking lot to “huge” concepts for the whole district.

    Per City zoning, a parking lot is not an approved use, but the 195 Commission is not beholden to the City’s zoning laws.

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