North Main as an Urban Lab

On June 1st, the Congress for the New Urbanism, a development and planning conference, will visit North Main to explore and address its development and growth. Public participation is welcomed, and is free with RSVP.

Thursday, June 01, 2006
The Congress will use Providence as an urban laboratory to examine specific design and development challenges present in many older American cities. Labs will begin with a presentation of the design challenge, followed by a site visit and ending with a group problem-solving session. Participants will interact with national and local practitioners and stake-holders to challenge assumptions, provoke new thinking and develop action plans to be executed post-Congress. (more…)

Walgreens to Seek North Main Approval

Walgreens wants to build a new drug store at the corner of No. Main and Frost St (the road coming up from Bonanza Bus) Their Major Development Plan will get a first review at a meeting of the City Plan Commission next week, Thursday the 27th, at 4:30. (Note that SNA will have its own meeting on North Main Street later that evening.)

The meeting will be held at the Brigham Middle School, on Westminster Street (on the right if you are heading West, just before Onleyville Square). You may look at the plans in advance at the Department of Planning and Development, 400 Westminster Street. Please call planner Bonnie Nickerson at 351-4300 for more information.

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Graffiti on No. Main – Police need your help

Lt. David Schiavulli, District 8 Police Commander, had one quick answer when SNA volunteer Jessica Jenner asked him what people can do to combat crime in Summit today.

“Graffiti on North Main; we need citizen help,” the Lieutenant told Jessica, “Graffiti is generally created by juveniles, who may be active any time of the day or night. If you see someone with a spray can or fat marker, call the Police Department emergency number 272-1111. “