The Summit Neighborhood Association monthly board meeting will have guests to discuss Crime Watch, city planning and a possible new neighborhood association for the Elmgrove neighborhood. The board meets Monday, July 10 at 7PM in the Community Room at Rochambeau Branch Library on Hope Street. The public is invited to attend. (more…)
June 15 – Although we haven’t seen specifics, the city is planning to hold three major meetings to share and begin the new citywide planning process. We’ll post more information – but watch the news. These could be very important.
Over the summer, you should be seeing new surveys from the Department of Planning and Development, a new website and information pamphlets about the city and its neighborhoods, according to Linda Painter, Deputy Director of DPD. These are the first steps toward a citywide planning process described as “open and inclusive” by the Mayor and his staff at a preview for neighborhood activists on May 30. The full city presentation lays out concepts and key dates. Providence Tomorrow, June 06, Dept. of Planning and Development
We like the way Roanoke, VA, has included all neighborhoods in its planning process for the last 20 years with great success. Check out what Roanoke’s neighborhood plans look like.
An attorney for the receiver in charge of the bankrupt Hillside Health Center described inquiries from two housing developers interested in the former nursing home and assisted living buildings between Chace and Hillside Avenues. The Center has been empty since being shut down by the RI Health Department a year ago. (more…)
A Walgreen’s is almost certain to go up on the site of the former Sears Automotive store at the corner of Frost and North Main according to the city planner responsible for our neighborhood. But whether that’s a flash inthe pan or the first step toward a developed commercial area is not clear. (more…)
The historic tax credit program that has been so instrumental in both preserving Providence’s historic buildings and generating 100’s of millions of dollars of economic development is under threat of repeal.
The link below from Grow Smart RI provides more information about the program and how to take action to help preserve its future:
This Thursday, Oct 20, the SNA will hold a special public board meeting focused on what needs to happen to make North Main street an asset to our neighborhood again. We will meet at Javaspeed Scooters, 1184 North Main Street with discussion of North Main Street issues beginning at 7:30. (more…)