Community Updates

Park Pavilion

For information related to the proposed 195 District Park Pavilion, please visit 195district.com/pavilion/ 

FEBRUARY 2024

  • The February Commission meeting will be held on Monday, February 26th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.
  • The February 14th Commission meeting has been canceled. 

JANUARY 2024

  • The January Commission meeting has been canceled. 

DECEMBER 2023

  • The December Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 20th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.
  • To view the December 195 District Newsletter, click here.

NOVEMBER 2023 

HIRING: ASSISTANT PARK MANAGER

  • 195 District Park is seeking a full-time Assistant Park Manager to join our team. To learn more about the position please visit here.
  • The November Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.
  • To view the November 195 District Newsletter, click here.

OCTOBER 2023

  • The October Commission meeting has been canceled. 

SEPTEMBER 2023

  • The September Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session.
  • To view the September 195 District Newsletter, click here.

AUGUST 2023

  • The August Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session.
  • To view the August 195 District Newsletter, click here.

JULY 2023 

  • The July Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session.
  • Community Discussion: 195 District Park Pavilion Design: please join the pavilion’s architect, Architecture Research Office (ARO), and 195 District staff on July 20th 4:00PM-6:00PM to discuss the proposed concept plan design of the future 195 District Park Pavilion. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. To learn more about the pavilion project here and see the proposed concept plan design here.
    • Location: 195 District Park (west side, 120 Peck Street). Rain location CIC, 225 Dyer Street.
  • To view the July 195 District Newsletter, click here.

JUNE 2023

  • The June Commission meeting has been canceled. 

MAY 2023 

  • The May Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00 PM at Cambridge Innovation Center, 3rd Floor, (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 
  • To view the May 195 District Newsletter, click here.

APRIL 2023 

  • The April Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 
  • To view the April 195 District Newsletter, click here.

MARCH 2023 

HIRING: PARK PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

  • Providence Innovation District Park is seeking a part-time Park Program Coordinator to join our team to help execute the 2023 programming season. To learn more about the position please visit here

FEBRUARY 2023 

  • The February Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). Live streaming of the meeting will also take place via Zoom at this link. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 
  • To view the February 195 District Newsletter, click here

JANUARY 2023

  • Governor McKee appoints Marc Crisafulli Chair of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. The Governor’s press release can be found here.  
  • The RFP for the development of Parcels 14/15 RFP has beene extended to February 17th.
  • The January Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 
  • To view the January 195 District Newsletter, click here.

DECEMBER 2022 

  • Robert Davis, Chair of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission announced his retirement from the Commission, effective December 31, 2022. Bob has served on the Commission since 2015 and as Chair since 2017. During his time on the Commission, five projects have been completed, the park opened, and three more projects are set to begin construction in 2023. 
  • Survey: Share Your Thoughts on Parking in the West Side of the I-195 Redevelopment District.The I-195 Redevelopment District is conducting a survey to inform a parking study underway for the west side of the District. A link to the survey can be found here. The survey must be completed by December 27, 2022 at 5:00 P.M.

  • The December Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 
  • To view the December 195 District Newsletter, click here

NOVEMBER 2022

  • Join the I-195 Redevelopment District staff and its consultants to learn more about opportunities to operate the food service portions of the future pavilion in the Providence Innovation District Park. This will be a remote webinar held on Zoom that is open to the public but is focused on those who are interested in operating the facility. When: November 1, 2022 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  • The November Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 
  • To view the November 195 District Newsletter, click here

OCTOBER 2022

  • Listening Session: Share Your Thoughts on Parking in the West Side of the I-195 Redevelopment District at Venture Café.
  • The I-195 Redevelopment District is hosting a listening session to inform a parking study underway for the west side of the District. Join District staff and consultant, Nelson Nygaard to voice your thoughts about parking in the area at Venture Café. 
    When: October 27  Presentation: 4:30PM. Conversation Corner: 5:00PM-6:00PM (an informal drop-in opportunity to provide your thoughts). Where: Venture Café, 225 Dyer Street, Second Floor, Providence, RI. You can find the full presentation here.

  • The October Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 5:00 PM at South Street Landing (350 Eddy Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session.
  • There will be a community meeting to discuss pavilion siting and other design work to-date will be held on October 11th at 5:00 PM. The event will start on the east side of the park next to Tizzy K's (across from James Street). It will consist of a walking tour with stops throughout the park, and will provide a forum for discussion between the public, the project architect (ARO), the District's design consultant (Utile), and District staff. Please RSVP at questions@195district.com.
  • To view the October 195 District Newsletter, click here

SEPTEMBER 2022

  • The September Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like to speak during the public comment session. 

AUGUST 2022 

  • To view the August 195 District Newsletter, click here

JULY 2022

  • The July Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 20th at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like speak during the public comment session. 

JUNE 2022

  • Park Pavilion Community Learning and Input Session: Architecture Research Office (ARO) and the I-195 Redevelopment District staff are hosting a public event in the park on June 16th from 4:00-6:30 PM to kick-off the design of the food and beverage pavilion. This will be an informal, drop-in event for the public to learn more about the project and provide input. There will be additional opportunities to share input online. More information to come!
  • The June Commission meeting will be held on June 22nd at 5:00 PM at District Hall (225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/. Please email questions@195district.com if you would like speak during the public comment session. 

MAY 2022

  • The District has selected award-winning firm ARO as the architect for the Innovation District Park Pavilion project. A press release regarding this selection can be found at this link
  • The deadline for written comment from the public for the District's east side traffic and parking studies is extended to June 3, 2022. You can submit comments by emailing questions@195district.com
  • The May 2022 Commission meeting will be held Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00 PM at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation's Narragansett Room (315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI). The agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents
  • The I-195 Redevelopment District hosted a listening session on May 11 to inform parking and traffic studies underway for the east side of the District. Approximately 60 members of the public attended and over 50 written submissions have been received to date. 
  • To view the May 195 District Newsletter, click here

APRIL 2022

  • On April 18, 2022, the I-195 Redevelopment District and Councilman John Goncalves hosted an information session with local businesses regarding the pavilion. The presentation given by the District and our consultant Agora Partners can be found at this link.  

MARCH 2022

  • The March Commission meeting has been cancelled. 
  • Urbanica was selected as the developer for Parcel 2 at the February commission meeting. The resolution selecting Urbanica and related conditions can be found at this link

FEBRUARY 2022

  • The February Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:00 PM via Zoom, link can be found here. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.

JANUARY 2022

  • The January Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, 19th at 5:00 PM via Zoom, link can be found here. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.

DECEMBER 2021

  • The December Commission meeting has been canceled. 
  • The Aloft Hotel is now open! A ribbon cutting celebrating the new hotel was held on December 7th.
  • Graduate landscape architecture students from the Rhode Island School of Design have pop-up interventions on display at the Innovation District Park. 

NOVEMBER 2021

  • The November commission meeting has been canceled.

OCTOBER 2021

  • The October Commission meeting will be held in-person on Wednesday, October 20th at 5:00 PM at the Water Fire Arts Center (475 Valley Street, Providence, RI). An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.

SEPTEMBER 2021

  • The September Commission meeting will be held in-person on Monday, September 20th at 5:00 PM at the Guild Beer Garden, on the western end of the Van Leesten Pedestrian Bridge. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/
  • Tizzy K's Ice Cream has opened their new shipping container pop-up on the east side of the Innovation District Park. 
  • Aloft Hotel has received its Certificate of Occpancy. The Grand Opening Date is still TBD. 

AUGUST 2021

  • The August Commission meeting will be held in-person on Wednesday, August 18th at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Guild pop-up in the Innovation District Park. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.
  • 3 developers have submitted proposals for Parcel 2. More information about these proposals is forthcoming and presentations will be made by developers at the September commission meeting. 

JULY 2021

  • There will be no July, 2021 Commission meeting. The next meeting will be held in mid-August.
  • Pennrose Properties has submitted their presentation for Concept Plan approval for their proposed "west building" on Parcel 9, which can be found at this link. These materials will be presented at the August, 2021 Commission meeting, with public comment to follow. 
  • The deadline for the submission of the RFP for the development of Parcel 20 has been extended from August 6th to August 20th. Addendum 001 noting this extension can be found at this link

JUNE 2021

  • The Guild has now opened its beer garden on the west side of the Innovation District Park. Hours of operation will be Wednesday and Thursday: 4-8 PM, and Friday and Saturday 12-8 PM. Food and non-alcoholic options are available. 
  • The June Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at 5:00 PM via Zoom, link can be found here. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/.

MAY 2021

  • The May Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19th at 5:00 PM via Zoom, link can be found here. An agenda can be found at 195district.com/documents/

APRIL 2021

  • Tizzy K's and a partnership of Bow Market, Bloom Collective, and Rebel Rebel have been selected for temporary food/beverage consessions in the Innovation District Park. These pop-ups will compliment The Guild beer garden, who will be returning for a second year. Recent coverage in Providence Business News can be found at this link.