Planning & Development

Environmental Ideas For Cranston's Future

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by Josh Wood Monday September 15, 2008


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A Short List of Environmental Comp Plan Goals That Should Already Be Chiseled In Granite Somewhere

These are some of the goals and actions from the natural resources element of the proposed comprehensive plan. When you look over this list, it makes you wonder why some of them aren’t already laws, or ordinances, or habit:

Comprehensive Plan Workshops continue on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Cranston Senior Center. The planning department will unroll the big maps again.

Visit Cranston’s web site to download a copy of the plan. Those unable to make these meetings can submit feedback to the following addresses:

Peter Lapolla, Director
Jason Pezzullo, Principal Planner

The Cranston Senior Center is located at 1070 Cranston Street.

[where: 02910]



Thursday April 16, 2015

The Providence Ballpark Proposal and The Fuzzy Math of Stadium Economics

Michael Leeds, a sports economist at Temple University, told Southern California Public Radio that the one thing economists can agree on is that sports stadiums have little to no impact on the local economy. “If you ever had a consensus in economics, this would be it,”


Monday August 1, 2011

Vulnerable And Improbable Transit

Groundhog Day in August. A public demonstration against cuts to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority service was held today in Kennedy Plaza. It’s sad that cuts are looming.


Thursday April 14, 2011

The Convoluted Spiral That Is Cranston Planning

There was an Ordinance Committee meeting preceded by an Finance Committee meeting at Cranston City Hall last night. I know, why the hell would anyone go to that double-header? The masochists turned out in droves.


Monday March 28, 2011

Why Build High-Speed Rail in the Northeast?

This video makes a compelling case for the introduction of true high-speed rail to the Northeast Corridor. The Corridor’s $3 trillion economy, which is 20% of the nation’s total, is relying on infrastructure that’s hundreds of years old.


Monday October 11, 2010

The Warwick Commuter Rail Station Set To Open October 27

The commuter rail station at T.F. Green airport in Warwick is set to open on October 27. The building, called the InterLink, includes a parking garage, car rental facilities, a RIPTA bus stop and moving walkways that connect the station to the airport terminal. The tentative schedule calls for 3 commuter trains from Warwick in the morning, and 3 return trains. The details of the schedule are being finalized by RIDOT and the MBTA.