Work begins on I-195 land

TAKING PART IN A CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING for restoration of the street and utility grid on the former Interstate 195 land in Providence on Monday were, from left, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I. Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, Providence Economic Development Director James Bennett, R.I. Department of Transportation Deputy Director Phillip Kydd and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. / COURTESY JAMES ALVAREZ/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
TAKING PART IN A CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING for restoration of the street and utility grid on the former Interstate 195 land in Providence on Monday were, from left, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I. Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, Providence Economic Development Director James Bennett, R.I. Department of Transportation Deputy Director Phillip Kydd and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. / COURTESY JAMES ALVAREZ/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
PROVIDENCE – The next step in the redevelopment of the former Interstate 195 footprint in the capital city took place Monday, marked by an official…

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1 COMMENT

  1. How many square feet of real estate space are expected to be built on this vacant land, and how many existing square feet are sitting vacant downtown?

    Is there a rationale for providing incentives for development on the outskirts of the city while the historic city core deteriorates?