I am gratified to post the comment of former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, who revitalized the city’s downtown in the 1990s before spending a decade, I think, as president of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Responding to my post “By the book on the 195 land,” John writes:
The Commission should ask itself what adds value to Providence’s adjacent existing neighborhoods. The proposal looks like an attempt to impose sterile modernism transplanted from Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia. It will degrade value and undermines the purpose of relocating the expressway.
The 195ers should listen to someone with real experience and not just opinions. So should Governor Raimondo and Mayor Elorza.