Governor Raimondo said development in the District is a key part of her drive to restart the state's economy.
James R. Berens, founder and president of Wexford Science & Technology spoke about his company's million-square foot development moving ahead along Dyer Street. Brown President Christina Paxson outlined the University's vision for expanding in the District with major new facilities in a "translational science complex".
Since the early days of the removal of Interstate I-195 the JDA has been working hard with state and local agencies to make sure that development in the District would be positive. For years, JDA Committee members have been attending hearings, charettes, public meetings and working sessions, dozens of them — on zoning, parks and the CiTY WALK concept, building design and the details of infrastructure from street signage to sidewalk widths — to make the 195 development land and its re-connection to Downcity a success economically and create a vibrant place to work and live.
Now things appear to be moving forward in earnest. For Kate Bramson's Providence Journal account of the event, click HERE.
And for a video presentation of Brown University's vision for its expanding role in the sciences, click THIS.