Monday, June 9th – Daytime Presentation Sessions (2 hours)

9-11 AM – REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

  • 15 min – Intro/context/overview
  • 20 min – Jim Boyd, CRMC
  • 20 min – Janet Freedman, CRMC
  • 20 min – Charlie Cannon , LOCAL (development constraints)
  • 30 min – Clarifying Questions
  • 15 min – Wrap Up: identify additional questions, resources needed, suggested additional data to collect/consider, etc.


11:30 – 1:30 – ENERGY RESOURCES

  • 15 min – Intro/context/overview
  • 20 min – Jim Therriault, Sprague Energy
  • 20 min – Julie Gill or Oil Heat Institute representative
  • 20 min – Michael Sullivan, Motiva
  • 30 min – Clarifying Questions
  • 15 min – Wrap Up: identify additional questions, resources needed, suggested additional data to collect/consider, etc.


2 – 4 PM PORT and WATER-DEPENDENT USES

  • 15 min – Intro/context/overview
  • 20 min – Bruce Waterson, ProvPort
  • 20 min – Joel Cohen, Promet Marine and Working Waterfront Alliance
  • 20 min – Jacquelyn Hallsmith, FXM Associates and Working Waterfront Alliance consultant – Economic impact of Allens Ave. Businesses
  • 10 min – Chris Clark, American Marine
  • 30 min – Clarifying Questions
  • 15 min – Wrap Up: identify additional questions, resources needed, suggested additional data to collect/consider, etc.


6-9PM Monday Evening (3 hours)

  • 15 min – Introduction of Charrette objectives, overall process, how input will be used
  • 15 min – Presentation of City’s Comprehensive Plan for Waterfront, existing land uses and resource maps
  • 45 min – Presentation of Market trends and conditions – setting the framework
  • 30 min – Clarifying Questions
  • 30 min – Overview of the 4 Scenarios:
  • Expansion of industrial water dependent uses
  • Base case with incremental development: The present state of development with continued evolutionary conversion of uses as is occurring now.
  • Predominant residential with mixed use: Assumes that the existing water dependent uses stay in place and development occurs around it that is predominately residential with some mixed use aimed at the local market.
  • Predominant commercial/institution/light industrial: Assumes that the existing water dependent land use is maintained in place with predominately office, light industrial and some institutional uses (health care/educational) with small residential development.
  • 15 min – Review of Criteria – Are we missing any key ones?


Tuesday, June 10 – Daytime Small Group Sessions

11:30 – 1:30 TRENDS IN MIXED-USE WATERFRONTS

  • 10 min – Intro/Context/Overview
  • 20 min – Jack Wiggin, Urban Harbors Institute
  • 20 min – Douglas McCoach, City of Baltimore
  • 20 min – Bill Needelman, City of Porland, ME
  • 55 min – Break into group for a discussion of the following questions:
  • Which components from these models seem compelling and realistic for Providence?
  • Given the presentations, what seem to be likely pros and cons of having a mix of uses in the Providence waterfront area?
  • What mechanisms, conditions and strategies should be considered for achieving successful mixed-use in Providence?
  • 10 min – Wrap up – additional questions, resources, data needed?


2 – 4 PM PUBLIC USE

  • 10 min – Intro/Context/Overview
  • 20 min – Rich McGuinness, Boston Redevelopment Authority (Harborwalk)
  • 10 min – Erik Bright, Project for Creative Industrial Space
  • 10 min – Colgate Searle/ Ann Tate/ or Charlie Cannon, RISD One River Project (case study)
  • 10 min – Arria Bilodeau, report on Project for Public Spaces case study
  • 55 min – Break into groups for a discussion of the following questions:
  • How and where should the plan include public access to the waterfront?
  • How and where should the plan create connections between the neighborhoods and the waterfront?
  • Where do people envision parks, open space and venue space?
  • What other public use opportunities should be considered?
  • How to address compatibility of open space with other uses? Security concerns, etc.
  • 10 min – Wrap up – additional questions, resources, data needed?


6-9 PM Tuesday Evening Activity (3 hours)

  • 15 min – Intro/context/overview/objectives
  • 15 min – Review/Summary of the four scenarios and some economic data
  • 45 min – Break out into groups according to the color coded cards handed out to each participant, each group focused on examining one of the scenarios in detail using the criteria questions as a guide. Each group will assign a scribe to record the input of the participants.
  • 15 min – Report out to the larger group the key points from the small group discussions.
  • 15 min – Transition / Break
  • 45 min – Break out into groups, (self-selected by participants) each group focused on examining one of the scenarios in detail using the criteria questions as a guide. Each group will assign a scribe to record the input of the participants.
  • 15 min – Report out to the larger group the key points from the small group discussions.
  • 15 min – Each scribe will hand in the input from their groups. Regroup for any outstanding questions or comments about the activity.


Wednesday, June 11th – Daytime Small Group Sessions

9 – 11 AM WATERFRONT INDUSTRY TRENDS

  • 5 min – Intro/Context/Overview
  • 20 min – Rockford Weitz, Tufts University Maritime Studies
  • 10 min – Jim Therriault, Sprague Energy (case study)
  • 20 min – Vivien Li, Boston Harbor Association
  • 20 min – Kevin Hively, Ninigret Partners
  • 40 min – Break into groups for a discussion of the following questions:
  • Which components from these models seem compelling and realistic for Providence?
  • Given the presentations, what seem to be likely pros and cons of expanding industrial uses in the Providence waterfront area?
  • What mechanisms, conditions and strategies should be considered for achieving successful industrial use in Providence?
  • 5 min – Wrap up – additional questions, resources, data needed?


2 – 4 PM ECOMONIC ENGINE/ FISCAL POLICY

  • 10 min – Intro/Context/Overview
  • 10 min – Lisa Carnevale, Project for Creative Industrial Space
  • 10 min – Kevin Hively, Ninigret Partners
  • 10 min – Jacquelyn Hallsmith, FXM Associates
  • 10 min – Ken Payne, University of Rhode Island ( ?)
  • 10 min – Thom Deller, City of Providence
  • 50 min – Panel Discussion of the following questions and topics:
  • What conditions would help promote an increase in economic revenues?
  • How to address the city vs. the state and region issue?
  • What innovative strategies can you think of to increase short and long term revenues?
  • What other models should the city investigate?
  • 10 min – Wrap up – additional questions, resources, data needed?


6-9PM Wednesday Evening Activity (3 hours – repeat of Tuesday evening session)

  • 15 min – Intro/context/overview/objectives
  • 15 min – Review/Summary of the four scenarios and some economic data
  • 45 min – Break out into groups according to the color coded cards handed out to each participant, each group focused on examining one of the scenarios in detail using the criteria questions as a guide. Each group will assign a scribe to record the input of the participants.
  • 15 min – Report out to the larger group the key points from the small group discussions.
  • 15 min – Transition / Break
  • 45 min – Break out into groups, (self-selected by participants) each group focused on examining one of the scenarios in detail using the criteria questions as a guide. Each group will assign a scribe to record the input of the participants.
  • 15 min – Report out to the larger group the key points from the small group discussions.
  • 15 min – Each scribe will hand in the input from their groups. Regroup for any outstanding questions or comments about the activity.


Thursday, June 12 – 6-8PM Evening Wrap Up Session (2 hours)

  • 15 min – Intro/context/overview/objectives
  • 15 min – Review/Summary of the four scenarios and some economic data
  • 1 hr – Presentation of information gathered from Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Presentation of key ideas that came out of the Tuesday and Wednesday daytime sessions.
  • 15 min – Prioritization of ideas
  • 15 min – Next Steps – schedule for the coming months

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