June 9th-12th, the City of Providence will be holding a “Waterfront Charrette” to discuss the future of the city’s waterfront along Allens Ave. and India Point. Community feedback from this charrette will impact recommendations about future zoning for these areas.

The Providence Working Waterfront Alliance is very concerned that the Allens Ave. area will be rezoned to allow for incompatible mixed uses, like residential condominiums and hotels, that would threaten existing industrial working waterfront businesses like Sprague Energy, Promet Marine, and Providence Steamboat. These working waterfront businesses provide good blue collar jobs, supply the region’s energy, and are a vital economic resource for the city, state, and greater southern New England.

Please attend the charrette and tell city and state leaders to protect and promote Providence’s working waterfront, not replace it with glitzy condos, hotels, and marinas!

All charrette sessions will be held at Johnson & Wales University’s Harborside campus, 265 Harborside Blvd, Providence (directions).

Full charrette schedule


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