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Weybosset St. Info Center

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The weybosset street info center and former providence (abandoned) police sub station is being renovated into a new providence police district 1 sub station. Construction/ rehabilitation had already begun.

The building is directly across from PPAC.

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Hmm, didn't they always say this would have to be removed in order to make Weybosset into a two way street? It seems like there's plenty of surface width to keep it and make it two way, but I had heard they were gonna take it out anyway.

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Hmm, didn't they always say this would have to be removed in order to make Weybosset into a two way street? It seems like there's plenty of surface width to keep it and make it two way, but I had heard they were gonna take it out anyway.

Moving it is an option, though there are proposals that would make the street two-way without moving it. PPAC is concerned about being able to have guests dropped curbside infront of the theatre.

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Hmm, didn't they always say this would have to be removed in order to make Weybosset into a two way street? It seems like there's plenty of surface width to keep it and make it two way, but I had heard they were gonna take it out anyway.

I thought I recalled that the "welcome station" was going to be moved as part of the street pattern change as well. I'm confused now...

I actually think the station itself looks great, and will be happy to see it renovated (this is a nice city gov't/J&W/PPAC joint venture here, BTW).

However, I thought Grant's Block was dependent on the traffic change happening, and I'd hate to think that was being delayed, no matter how much I like the welcome station...

- Garris

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I thought I recalled that the "welcome station" was going to be moved as part of the street pattern change as well. I'm confused now...

If I remember, I'll try to scan the sketches from Duany's charrette for this location. There were moving and non-moving options.

Next time I see Thom, I'll try to press him for details on the timetables for Empire and Weybosset work as well as Emmet and LaSalle Squares.

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Yeah, thats alittle confusing becasue they are doing a fair amount of work inside to fix it up. Take a peek next time you are walking past... it looks good. They have also washed and fixed the broken windows.

I would not see the paoint if they had to dig the building up.

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Yeah, thats alittle confusing becasue they are doing a fair amount of work inside to fix it up. Take a peek next time you are walking past... it looks good. They have also washed and fixed the broken windows.

I'll check it out on my way home tonight.

I thought I read about it being moved in a ProJo article, not the Duany material, because I remember thinking, "Oh, that's too bad they're moving it. That place could be so cool, but if it gets us a two way Weybosset and Grants Block, then so be it."

- Garris

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They are still going to move it scheduled for fall 2007. The renovations are for temporary use.

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They are still going to move it scheduled for fall 2007. The renovations are for temporary use.

Is LaSalle Square still set to be its new home do you know?

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Last I heard. I will continue to monitor as a 2 way street is integral to our Grants Block plans.

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