I-195

RI News
11:25 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Colin Kane, Director Of The I-195 Commission On Progress Made, And The Future Of The Land

The vacant land formerly used by the I-195 highway. It's now being readied for development.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

Proposals are in for developments that could go up on acres of land opening up for redevelopment in downtown Providence.  The land was freed up by a major highway project that involved moving I-195.  Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with Colin Kane, the director of the I-195 Commission.  The group has been charged with overseeing the development of the land.  Kane discussed the progress made since the project broke ground about a year ago, and where they hope to go.

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Politics
9:50 am
Wed May 21, 2014

RI ACLU Says I-195 Commission Should Err On The Side Of Transparency

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.

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.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More

Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

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.

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Arts & Culture
10:27 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence

Logo for the Fox show "Family Guy" set in Rhode Island.
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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.

But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.

"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.  

That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.

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The Bottom Line
2:31 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

The Bottom Line: I-195 Redevelopment Involves Going Down Before Going Up

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.

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RI News
8:39 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Executive Director Hired for Redevelopment of I-195 Land

The commission charting the redevelopment of about 20 acres made available by the relocation of Interstate 195 has hired an executive director.  The vacant land is viewed as a source of economic growth in Providence.

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.

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RI News
2:57 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Redevelopment of Land in Providence Underway

Credit John Bender / RIPR

Groundbreaking was held outside downtown Providence for the newest phase of the I-195 relocation project.

The redevelopment will repair streets, create public spaces, and prepare land for commercial use on the 35 acre parcel west of the Providence River.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation Deputy Director Phillip Kydd says the program helps to free up crucial land for development in Providence.

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