Mayor: No Hope St meter plans

May 11 – Mayor Cicilline told a gathering of Summit residents and merchants that he has seen no plans to install parking meters on Hope Street. In April, two SNA volunteers had separately confirmed a report from Miriam’s Monica Anderson that the meters were going in with officials at the Department of Planning and Development. (more…)

Public meeting on Summit business tonight – please come!

The Summit Neighborhood Association invites you to a meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 11 at 7P to discuss the current state of neighborhood businesses in Summit and the futures of Hope Street and North Main. The meeting will be held at the Rochambeau Branch Library in the Community Room (downstairs).

– Do you want to see parking meters on commercial streets like Hope?
– What will proposed new zoning rules mean for locally-owned businesses and the character of our streets?
– Will the Sears department store ever be torn down or fixed up?
– What kinds of commercial development would improve the neighborhood? What kinds could harm our quality of life?

Our featured guests
– Michael Vocolla, Vice President of the Procaccianti Group, new owners of the Sears/Anderson Little properties.
– Bonnie Lloyd, a Planner with the City’s Department of Planning and Development
– Tina Wright of Garrison Confections and Dan Goldman of Green River Silver representing the Hope Street merchants.

Vision for Providence 2020

Providence Business News is running an article on a “20-year plan” for the city drafted by Sasaki Associates for Mayor Cicilline’s office.

The focus of “Vision for Providence 2020” is not just downtown or the riverfront, but a broader swath of land stretching from Eagle Square to Fox Point and from the State House to Thurbers Avenue, said Kathryn Madden, a principal at Sasaki and head of the project.

Read the rest of PBN’s coverage here.