Report: I-195 area parking enough to meet current, future demand

A NEW STUDY presented to the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Wednesday found there is ample parking along the eastern side of the district to meet current and future demand, including along South Main Street (pictured)./COURTESY NELSONNYGAARD CONSULTING ASSOCIATES
PROVIDENCE – Parking is a perennial complaint in Providence. But even with a slew of new development projects coming to the former I-195 land, there should be enough public parking to go around, according to study presented to the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Wednesday. The study and corresponding presentation from consulting firm NelsonNygaard Consulting…

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    • Interesting perspective, though personally I prefer the presence of residents rather than a multitude of commuters only here from 8-6. Certainly the wealth they bring as residents benefits employers and employees more along Wickenden, Ives, Bridge and Main Streets.

      And once the TSAs expire, presumably the tax rate will be comparable to the higher commercial rate, with assessments at the higher residential levels.

      Someone smart should probably open something (like a frame shop) at the old Picture This Gallery.