I-195 http://ripr.org en Colin Kane, Director Of The I-195 Commission On Progress Made, And The Future Of The Land http://ripr.org/post/colin-kane-director-i-195-commission-progress-made-and-future-land <p>Proposals are in for developments that could go up on acres of land opening up for redevelopment in downtown Providence.&nbsp; The land was freed up by a major highway project that involved moving I-195.&nbsp; Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with Colin Kane, the director of the I-195 Commission.&nbsp; The group has been charged with overseeing the development of the land.&nbsp; Kane discussed the progress made since the project broke ground about a year ago, and where they hope to go.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:25:05 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34284 at http://ripr.org Colin Kane, Director Of The I-195 Commission On Progress Made, And The Future Of The Land RI ACLU Says I-195 Commission Should Err On The Side Of Transparency http://ripr.org/post/ri-aclu-says-i-195-commission-should-err-side-transparency <p>The Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU says the 195 Commission should err on the side of transparency in releasing information to the public. The commission held a number of votes in a closed session Monday without describing what they were about. A spokeswoman for the commission says it has received several proposals for land made available by the relocation of Interstate 195.</p><p>Rhode Island ACLU head Steve Brown said the 195 commission appears to be within its legal rights by not releasing more information about its votes before signing a letter of intent.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:50:50 +0000 Ian Donnis 33922 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-hodgson-fox-probe-his-run-ag-i-195-confidentiality-more <p></p><p>Republican attorney general candidate Dawson Hodgson joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the ongoing probe involving former House speaker Gordon Fox; Hodgson's challenge to Democratic AG Peter Kilmartin; questions of confidentiality involving the development of former I-195 land; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32573 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islander-hopes-immortalize-cartoon-dog-providence <p>As you may or may not know, the TV show “Family Guy” killed off the family dog Brian Griffin. Thousands of fans are petitioning online to bring Brian back.</p><p>But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"Let’s strike while the iron is hot, and get a really dope statue in the city of Providence," said David Rocha in his online plea to get a statue in Providence. &nbsp;</p><p>That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:27:33 +0000 John Bender 25682 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence The Bottom Line: I-195 Redevelopment Involves Going Down Before Going Up http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-i-195-redevelopment-involves-going-down-going <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:31:18 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 24158 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: I-195 Redevelopment Involves Going Down Before Going Up Executive Director Hired for Redevelopment of I-195 Land http://ripr.org/post/executive-director-hired-redevelopment-i-195-land <p>The commission charting the redevelopment of about 20 acres made available by the relocation of Interstate 195 has hired an executive director.&nbsp; The vacant land is viewed as a source of economic growth in Providence.</p><p>Jan Brodie was chosen after the I-195 Commission conducted a six-month search. She’s due to start work as the commission’s executive director May 20th.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:39:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 14857 at http://ripr.org Redevelopment of Land in Providence Underway http://ripr.org/post/redevelopment-land-providence-underway <p>Groundbreaking was held outside downtown Providence for the newest phase of the I-195 relocation project.</p><p></p><p>The redevelopment will repair streets, create public spaces, and prepare land for commercial use on the 35 acre parcel west of the Providence River.</p><p>Rhode Island Department of Transportation Deputy Director Phillip Kydd says the program helps to free up crucial land for development in Providence.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:57:46 +0000 John Bender 13227 at http://ripr.org Redevelopment of Land in Providence Underway