The Plan Keeps Coming Up Again

Remember like a million years ago when the city ran charettes to come up with a plan for each neighborhood?  Well, the results for the Olneyville/Valley/Smith Hill and Elmhurst/Mount Pleasant plans are up.  I haven’t had a chance to fully read either one of them yet, though after a quick glance I was surprised to learn that my part of town (Elmhurst) does boast a way-above-average unemployment rate, even by Providence standards.  (Which I suppose explains why none of my neighbors seem to have jobs. Who knew?)

You can see the reports in PDF form by going to, and the city is accepting comments on the reports until the 18th.  If you feel like doing so in person, then on August 18th beat at 400 Westminster Street, 4th floor, at 4:45 pm.  Phone and e-mail comments will also be read at that time.

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