Greater City Providence

Capital Center Commission Meeting – September 10, 2014

[alert type=”muted”]Capital Center Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903[/alert]


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  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2014 and June 11, 2014
  3. Ratification of Approvals
    Ratification of approvals from the June 11, 2014 CCC meeting
  4. Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E and 4W: Parking Lots
    Request for extension of interim parking lot approvals
    Presenter: Todd Turcotte, Capital Properties
  5. Report of the Chairman
    – Waterplace Park
    – Transit Infrastructure Bond Referendum
  6. Adjournment
[alert type=”muted”]Agenda [/alert]

Greater City Providence

Promoting the smart urban growth of the Greater Providence region.


  • We could create a really cool central transit hub in these lots and connected to the train station, but alas, the city plans THREE hubs within blocks of one another instead, because that makes so much sense.

  • Although the extension is probably a foregone conclusion, what would be the likely outcome if the commission were to deny the request for extension? Because that particular parking lot on that particular site is one of the saddest spots in the city, in my ever humble opinion.

  • I understand that the 3 hubs idea came from the state more than the city. Now that bus facilities in Kennedy Plaza are being substantially reduced, the transit system will need additional hubs, but the rr station area is both too congested already to have all the buses go there, as well as being inconveniently far away for a lot of downtown destinations.

    I don’t see that the Capital Center Commission has played much of a role in shaping anything about transportation.

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