Exciting as it is to see action on the long stalled redevelopment of the defunct power plant on Eddy Street, a dose of realism is called for. A recent article in the Providence Journal looks at some of the challenges in detail. You can read the article by clicking HERE.
As construction advances on restoring the street grid in the Jewelry District, the contractors' decorative scheme gets more and more elaborate.
This view at the corner of Ship and Clifford streets shows a rainbow of hieroglyphics, runes, secret symbols and who knows what all else.
The Mayor's Grafitti Patrol just cleaned several sets of tags off the 110-year old brick walls at 116 Chestnut.
Maybe we should have persuaded the crew to go around the corner and clean up that Jackson Pollacked intersection, too.
These tags on street and sidewalk will be here long after the construction crews have vanished.
The highlight of the July 9th meeting of the Jewelry District Association was a presentation by Russell Carey, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy at Brown University, detailing a major construction project within the District. The plan calls for renovation of the South Street Power Station (Dynamo House) for administrative functions and educational space for Brown and shared nursing schools for Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. In addition the plans include new construction to provide student housing for approximately 296 graduate students, structured parking for 600 cars plus retail space.
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