Authors

Chester Smolski

Document Type

Article

Comments

Providence Foundation's plans and next steps for Providence Capital Center.

Abstract

"It may very well be the most important decision facing Providence in this century; it would provide new commercial space approximately one and one-half times that found in the present downtown; it would remove black and ugly 'dead' space (parking) from the foot of the state Capitol and replace it with acres of greenery and enhanced riverfront; it would provide better access into the downtown and facilitate the east-west flow of traffic; it would drastically alter the focus of the downtown; and it would greatly increase the tax base of the capital city. The Capital Center Project, with its proposed relocation of the railroad tracks and construction of a new railway station, offers all of these opportunities for the city of Providence."