Zoning change a victory for waterfront industrial businesses

MAYOR ANGEL TAVERAS announced Tuesday that he has signed a zoning ordinance amendment that would prohibit mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront corridor. Above, Lisa Fortin, manager at Sprague Energy, at the company's terminal on Allens Avenue. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
MAYOR ANGEL TAVERAS announced Tuesday that he has signed a zoning ordinance amendment that would prohibit mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront corridor. Above, Lisa Fortin, manager at Sprague Energy, at the company's terminal on Allens Avenue. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Angel Taveras has signed an amendment to Providence’s zoning ordinance designed to block mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront and protect industrial uses there. The amendment, signed into law on July 24, changes zoning regulations in Chapter 27 of the city ordinances to mirror Providence’s comprehensive plan, which calls for industrial…
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  1. Another reason not to vote for Taveras. Block head thinking when what is needed is expansive thinking. We can only be thankful that a new more forward looking and in depth thinking administration will take moves to undo this unfortunate move.

    Prediction – you heard here it first. One year from today there will not be any significant addition of companies to the eight companies already in the Alliance. The employment and most importantly investment ( tied to the all-important output per capita) in the alliance will hardly increase. Two years out, you will see the same thing.