The WBNA organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to be SWELL
(Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally).
Our May meeting includes discussion of recycling education in Providence Public Schools, the recent Spring Cleanup event, tree planting initiatives, and growing our membership for the Green Initiatives Committee.
WBNA's General Meeting welcomes Mayor Jorge Elorza this Tuesday, May 10, at 7pm to discuss the City's 2016 Budget as well as Providence's long-term financial future.
The West Side Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale has what you want, need and didn't even know you need. Come out for one of WBNA's funnest adventure/events that showcases the whole neighborhood.
A special joint review meeting hosted by WBNA's Community Development Committee and PPS's Planning and Architectural Review Committee revealed preliminary plans for the redevelopment of 151-159 Broadway, speculative site for CVS and an important "gateway" for our neighborhood. Check out the plans and read about each committee's concerns and comments on the design presented.
After community and advocacy groups appealed to Governor Gina Raimondo and RIDOT Director Peter Alviti, the state is including a street level boulevard option on the planning table.
We explore the possibilities of a transformational approach to the rebuilding of the Route 6-10 Connector that could improve quality of life in west side neighborhoods as well as the vibrancy and economic health of the city as a whole. But this vision seems unlikely to happen without an intentional planning process in place that includes community and city stakeholders at the table.