PROVIDENCE INNOVATION & DESIGN DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
To foster economic development on Rhode Island's 195 land and beyond and generate job creation opportunities that embrace the city's demographics by creating an environment that encourages high-value users to build well-designed structures that enhance the value of surrounding neighborhoods and augment the sense of place.*
"generate job creation opportunities - A luxury high-rise, according to Jason Fane, will create 10 15 full time jobs.
"embrace the city's demographics" - Our city has broad and mixed demographics, not just the people who by "luxury condominiums"
"enhance the value of surrounding neighborhoods" - This can be debated, our survey says the people who live in the surrounding neighborhoods say this is not true by a margin of 6 to 1.
"sense of place" - Sense of place is important, and unobstructed park and pedestrian bridge does exactly that. This proposal disrupts the sense of place.
* From the I-195 Commission web site.