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Thursday, April, 29, 2021

Zoning 101 Recording Now Available

On April 28th, the Department of Planning and Development launched an interactive virtual coffee hour series for Providence residents. The inaugural event, Zoning 101, walked attendees through the basics of common zoning regulations and the boards and commissions that review the process along the way. Bob Azar, Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and […]

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Friday, April, 09, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Expanded Resources for Outdoor Activation

City Waives Fees to Provide Safe Outdoor Expansion for Small Businesses and Art Organizations to Encourage Cultural and Economic Recovery April 9, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – In the heart of Federal Hill, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President and Lt. Governor nominee Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Rachel Miller (Ward 13), Department of Art, Culture + Tourism […]

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Monday, March, 01, 2021

City of Providence Unveils Final Comprehensive Housing Plan

Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy to Guide City’s Bold Vision for Expanded Access to Safe, Affordable and Equitable Housing March 1, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development and the Providence City Council today released the final draft of the City’s Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy. […]

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Monday, January, 11, 2021

Neighborhood Snapshots Platform Now Live

The Department of Planning and Development is excited to launch our Neighborhood Snapshot platform! Providence is made up of twenty-five unique, diverse neighborhoods. Each one has its own assets and challenges regarding geography, transportation, economics and housing, social characteristics, health, development, and growth.  We created this platform for you to learn more about your neighborhood and […]

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Wednesday, December, 16, 2020

City of Providence Charts Bold New Course for Affordable Housing

Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy and Historic $20 Million Housing Bond to Guide City’s Vision for Expanded Access to Safe, Affordable and Equitable Housing December 16, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan, Deputy Majority Leader Mary-Kay Harris, Director of the Department of Planning and Development […]

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Friday, October, 30, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT On November 4, 2020 City of Providence Department of Planning & Development, Division of Community Development will hold a virtual Public Hearing prior to revisions to, and submission of, the City’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. Programs covered by this Plan include: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME); Housing […]

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Wednesday, October, 21, 2020

The Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) Requests Proposals for 22 Rye Street

The Providence Redevelopment Agency invites proposals from the general public for the (1) rehabilitation or (2) purchase and rehabilitation of said Property into affordable residential units. Bidders may select from either option above. All proposals shall include the required information enumerated in this information package, however, no proposals will be accepted unless they are developed […]

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Wednesday, September, 16, 2020

Roger Williams Park Gateway Center Meeting Recording Available

September 16, 2020 Earlier this week, Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Providence Department of Planning and Development, Parks Department and inFORM Studio hosted a community meeting to provide an update on the Roger Williams Park Gateway Center. During the meeting, over 50 members of the community had the chance to meet the design team and sneak peek project […]

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Tuesday, August, 25, 2020

The Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) Requests Proposals AMENDMENT #3

Charlotte Hope Plaza Project, AMENDMENT #3 The Providence Redevelopment Agency issued a request for proposals from the general public for Construction Site Work at the Charlotte Hope Plaza Project located at 50 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI currently owned by the PRA. The Bid Package may be obtained from the Providence Redevelopment Agency website at https://www.providenceri.gov/category/Planning-and-Development/ This project is funded […]

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Tuesday, August, 25, 2020

The Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) Request Proposals AMENDMENT #2

Charlotte Hope Plaza Project, AMENDMENT #2 The Providence Redevelopment Agency issued a request for proposals from the general public for Construction Site Work at the Charlotte Hope Plaza Project located at 50 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI currently owned by the PRA.  The Bid Package may be obtained from the Providence Redevelopment Agency website at https://www.providenceri.gov/category/Planning-and-Development/ This project is […]

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