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Thursday, October, 28, 2021

City of Providence Celebrates ‘Great Streets’ Projects with Immediate Safety Results

October 28, 2021 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence Streets Coalition, AARP of Rhode Island, South Water Street’s Wild Colonial Tavern, and the City of Providence’s Planning Department today held a ribbon cutting celebration for several projects included in the Providence Great Streets Initiative, which aims to reshape city streets by prioritizing safety, sustainability and transportation […]

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Thursday, October, 14, 2021

Planning for Providence

On Wednesday, October 13, Mayor Elorza and our team in the Planning Department held a small reception to highlight and celebrate the development projects that our partners have created in Providence in recent years. Click here to take a look back over the years, and see a forecast of what is to come!

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Thursday, September, 30, 2021

City of Providence Receives $25K Grant for Broad Street Cultural Corridor Plaza

September 30, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Arts, Culture + Tourism (ACT) Department, the Partnership for Providence Parks, Rhode Island Latino Arts and Providence Streets Coalition today announced the receipt of a $25,000 grant to create the Broad Street Cultural Corridor Plaza; a partially shaded, separated seating area […]

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Tuesday, August, 24, 2021

City of Providence Breaks Ground on Roger Williams Park Gateway

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilman Pedro Espinal of Ward 10, Bonnie Nickerson, City Planning Director and Executive Director of the Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA), Wendy Nilsson, Superintendent of Parks, Carol Ventura, Executive Director of RIHousing, and community members today broke ground on the Roger Williams Park Gateway, a project that will convert currently blighted lots […]

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Friday, August, 13, 2021

City of Providence Announces Construction Schedule of ‘Great Streets’ Projects

Friday, August 13, 2021 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, members of the Providence City Council, and the City of Providence’s Planning Department today announced the upcoming tentative construction schedule for several projects included in the Providence Great Streets Initiative, which aims to make all City streets safe and sustainable. These projects include safety improvements for walking […]

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Tuesday, July, 27, 2021

Mayor Elorza Signs Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Providence Streets Coalition Organizer Liza Burkin and community members to sign the Green and Complete Streets Ordinance, making safe, clean, healthy, inclusive, and vibrant streets the default in road design rather than the exception. Providence leaders […]

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Tuesday, July, 20, 2021

JOB OPENING: Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator- Contract (Posted 7.20.21) Under the direction of the Director of Real Estate, the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator will assist in asset management of Providence Redevelopment Agency-owned properties and parcels and be responsible for developing and maintaining an inventory of blighted lots and residential and commercial properties in each neighborhood in Providence. Click […]

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Thursday, July, 08, 2021

Providence Redevelopment Agency Housing Trust Manager position

JOB OPENING: Housing Trust Program Manager (Posted 7.8.2021) The Providence Redevelopment Agency is hiring! Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Housing Trust Fund Program Manager is responsible for internal day to day operations of the Providence Housing Trust Fund loan program. The Manager will provide technical support to assess project applications for the acquisition, […]

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Friday, May, 21, 2021

City of Providence Breaks Ground at Historic Paragon Mill

Iconic Olneyville Mill will be transformed into over 100 units of affordable and workforce housing May 21, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, City Council President John J. Igliozzi, Providence Department of Planning and Development Director Bonnie Nickerson, RI Housing Deputy Executive Director James Comer, and The […]

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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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