Development

Proposed Towers Would Scrape Way Too Much Sky

We’ve now had a day to consider the supersized residential skyscrapers (see below) being proposed for the I-195 District Redevelopment District. At 55 stories, the tallest of the three towers would be twice the height of the Superman building, and a poke-in-the-eye from every vantage point. (ProJo 11.15.16) I am hardly alone in thinking there

Proposed Towers Would Scrape Way Too Much Sky Read More »

‘Battle For Brooklyn’ At Cable Car Saturday

Opening this Saturday at the Cable Car Cinema — the documentary Battle for Brooklyn, a film about overly ambitious developers, greedy politicians in search of a luxury box to call their own, and the perverting of eminent domain’s original intent. After searching for more than five years, graphic designer Daniel Goldstein finds the perfect place

‘Battle For Brooklyn’ At Cable Car Saturday Read More »

Promises, Promises — The Future Of Allens Avenue

“Luxury Condos. . . Marinas. . . Medical Doctor Type Things” these are the buzz words that imply that money will be pouring into a developer’s proposed project, and mayors everywhere just seem to swoon. The latest proposal for the city’s waterfront is a non-starter. For one thing, Allens Avenue is not an empty lot,

Promises, Promises — The Future Of Allens Avenue Read More »

Committee Hearings Tonight: Charters And Historic Preservation

Two hearings on bills of mine that might be of interest to folks here: We increased the number of potential charter schools in the state last night.  I voted for the measure, but as I mentioned on the floor, I’m still very concerned about charters’ creaming off of students who have more involved parents, and

Committee Hearings Tonight: Charters And Historic Preservation Read More »

Quonset Wins $22 Million Stimulus Grant

All-around great news, on the anniversary of the stimulus bill’s passage: The Department of Transportation awarded more than $22 million today to a proposed offshore wind manufacturing and port facility in Rhode Island. The Quonset Development Corporation has been touted by Rhode Island officials — including Gov. Don Carcieri — as a crucial building block

Quonset Wins $22 Million Stimulus Grant Read More »

Saturday: Preservation Society’s Winter Bash

Purchase tickets here. Join PPS at its 7th Winter Bash at 100 Westminster Street overlooking Burnside Park and Capital Center in Downtown Providence on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 8 p.m. to midnight The Bash brings together hundreds of people to celebrate our citywide preservation efforts. This years theme is Midnight in the Garden of

Saturday: Preservation Society’s Winter Bash Read More »

Providence Daily Dose