Things continue to move (slowly and deliberately) around the South Street Landing site on the waterfront.
Signs have already gone up announcing the beginning of work on the power plant. (See our earlier item on this page.) The occasional hardhat has been seen on the site.
On July 17th, the Providence Journal reported that planning is underway for the relocation of the transformer substation (photo at left) to make room for a 744-car parking garage planned as part of the South Street Landing project.
The Journal said, "National Grid is moving ahead with relocating a substation standing in the way of the nursing education center proposed for the Jewelry District, according to a utility official. But it won't be moving the equipment – critical to powering downtown – far, perhaps a couple of hundred feet, according to utility spokesman David Graves."
"Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island and Brown University two years ago announced their intentions to relocate some academic programs and administrative personnel into the vacant South Street Power Station, which a Boston real estate firm plans to renovate as part of its $215-million South Street Landing project."
Read the full story from the Providence Journal here.
Meanwhile, on another front, at the upcoming City Plan Commission Meeting, preliminary and final plans will be presented for the parking garage. And at the meeting the Commission will review the institutional master plan for the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center (NEC).
Just by the way, the appearance of the name Rhode Island Nursing Education Center on the commission's formal agenda seems to make it and NEC official for the combined nursing schools.
City Plan Commission meeting convenes at 4:45pm,
on Tuesday, July 21, 2015
444 Westminster Street, First Floor