Tag Archives: I-195 Redevelopment District Commission

Battle of the 195 riverfront

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission gave Level 1 approval this afternoon to a hotel proposed for the water’s edge east of the Providence River, a place from which the colonists’ assault on the British revenue cutter Gaspee was launched, drawing … Continue reading

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Better idea for 195 riverfront

It appears that the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission may vote Monday to grant initial approval to a hotel proposed for a parcel along the Providence River embankment just east of the shore. Earlier reports say that the modernist design of … Continue reading

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Hope Point Tower(s) sliced?

Tonight at 5 the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission meets. On top of its agenda is a picture of the recently proposed Hope Point Towers project, missing two of its projected three high-rises. But the project itself is not on the … Continue reading

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Towering towers in La Prov?

A New York development firm with offices in the Rockefeller Center has proposed to build three residential towers, in phases, rising 33, 43 and 55 stories up from the vacant Jewelry District land where Route 195 used to be. All … Continue reading

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At cross purposes in R.I

What is wrong with this picture? The Providence Journal published a front-page story, “R.I. pursues the perfect pitch.” State officials seek a “‘top notch’ marketing team to set Rhode Island apart, encourage more visitors and convince people that the Ocean … Continue reading

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The Carpionato proposal for 195 land

Here are some images from the Carpionato Group’s proposal to redevelop most of the vacant Route 195 land east of the Providence River, in Fox Point. The illustrations, drawn under the direction of architect Neil Middleton of TRO Jung Brannen … Continue reading

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Column: Digging into the Route 195 “Toolkit”

On Monday evening, breaking only for the Olympic figure skating in Sochi, I plowed through the 139 pages of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission’s new “Developer’s Toolkit.” LINK_Toolkit(1) My object was to find out what sort of vision the commissioners had … Continue reading

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