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Tuesday, February, 04, 2020

CDBG/HOME/HOPWA Application Workshop to be Held on February 10

The City of Providence will be issuing a Request for Proposals for 2020-2021 Program Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds. Applications will be available starting February 3, 2020 from: https://grants.providenceri.com/index.do. An Application Workshop will be held February 10, 2020 from 10-12pm at 444 Westminster Street (1st Floor) for potential applicants wishing to learn more about applying for […]

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Tuesday, January, 28, 2020

Community Development Information Session to be Held on January 30

Interested in learning more about the City’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan process or its federal community development grant programs?  The Department of Planning & Development, Housing & Community Development Division will host a Community Development Information Session on January 30, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm at 444 Westminster Street (1st Floor).   Stakeholders and community members wishing to learn about the City’s Consolidated Plan […]

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Monday, January, 27, 2020

City of Providence Unveils Final Great Streets Plan

Plan outlines an actionable roadmap to better connect our neighbors and neighborhoods January 27, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In the heart of the Woonasquatucket Corridor, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Councilwoman Rachel Miller, Director of Planning and Development Bonnie Nickerson, and community partners and advocates to announce the release of the City of Providence’s Great […]

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Tuesday, November, 19, 2019

New Short-Term Rental Ordinance to go into Effect on November 30

November 19, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – On November 30, 2019, an ordinance regulating the short-term rental of housing or dwelling units located in residentially zoned areas will go into effect. As defined by the ordinance, a short-term residential rental is a unit/room in a single-family home, apartment or condominium that is available for a fee […]

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Thursday, November, 14, 2019

Mayor, City of Providence Leaders Collaborate to Form Special Committee to Address Commemorative Works

November 14, 2019 PROVIDENCE — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) and the City Council announced a proposed ordinance to form a Special Committee to Review Commemorative Works. Inspired by recent conversations around the significance of memorials, historical markers and monuments in public spaces, the ordinance—introduced at the November […]

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Thursday, October, 31, 2019

Mayor Elorza, City Council, Developers Celebrate New Construction in Providence

Investment in Providence At a gathering overlooking the new Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Mayor Jorge Elorza, City Council President Sabina Matos, Pro Tempore Michael Correia, and Director of Planning and Development Bonnie Nickerson, took a moment to celebrate the significant amount of new development across Providence. The newly-renovated Heritage Building, home to our gracious hosts, Duffy & […]

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Friday, October, 25, 2019

Design Feedback Encouraged for the new Roger Williams Park Gateway Center

On Thursday, October 24, the Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) hosted a community meeting at the historic Bomes Theater to review design ideas for the new Roger Williams Park Gateway Center. During the gathering, design ideas from the five design teams short-listed for the project were unveiled to […]

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Friday, October, 11, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE, CITY OF PROVIDENCE, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PROVIDENCE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN The Citizen Participation Plan sets forth the City’s procedures for involving the public in the planning, implementation, and assessment of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded housing and community development activities in the City.  These activities include the development of the City’s 5 Year Consolidated Plan, […]

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Friday, September, 13, 2019

CITY OF PROVIDENCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD 2018 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT

CITY OF PROVIDENCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD 2018 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT A draft of the 2018 City of Providence Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which reports on the performance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant […]

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Wednesday, June, 12, 2019

City of Providence Unveils Great Streets Draft Master Plan

June 12, 2019 The Providence Great Streets Initiative reflects community-based ideas for traffic calming, safety improvements for people walking and riding bicycles. PROVIDENCE R.I. – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence Department of Planning and Development unveiled today a draft master plan for the Providence Great Streets Initiative, which will guide the City’s efforts […]

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