I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 15, 2015

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A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday, June 15, 2015, beginning at 5pm, for the following purposes

195-roundI. Public Session

  1. Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Joseph Azrack.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Public Session Meeting Held on May 18, 2015.
  3. Executive Director’s Report.
  4. Discussion and Consent to Reschedule Date of December’s Commission meeting.
  5. Presentation by CV Properties and Wexford Science and Technology of their proposed mixed use development on Parcels 22 and 25.
  6. Discussion and approval of I-195 Tax Stabilization strategy.
  7. II. Executive Session

    To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5) (acquisition and disposition of public property).

  8. Discussion Regarding Status of Proposals to Acquire and Develop District Property.
  9. III. Public Session

  10. Vote to Adjourn.
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  1. I really hope somebody is at this tonight.

  2. The bike/pedestrian bridge on the old I-195 piers may be in jeopardy according to the 6/20 projo which says RIDOT is “re-evaluating” building it. This is even though over $1 million has already been spent on its design, it is programmed for construction in the current TIP, and it seems central to redeveloping the I-195 lands and to building more of a bicycle/pedestrian culture in Providence. I hope this I-195 Redevelopment Commission will push back against any attempt to cancel the bridge.

    There was no indication RIDOT was “re-evaluating” its decision to spend an additional $50 million or so to widen the northbound I-95 Viaduct when they get to it, a decision that unlike the bike/ped bridge, was made with no public input.

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