RISD will pay Providence another $2.75M; gets parking spotsJuly 19th, 2012 at 11:36 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
By Ted Nesi
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Rhode Island School of Design has agreed to more than double its voluntary payments to the city in exchange for a semi-exclusive right to parking spaces around its campus, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced Thursday.
Update: Taveras spokesman David Ortiz sends along the following list of parking spaces to which RISD will now get “semi-exclusive access”:
[T]he spots include six parking spaces on Fulton Street where parking is currently prohibited; four parking spaces on Westminster Street where parking is currently prohibited; four parking spaces on Meeting Street; 16 parking spaces on the east side of South Water Street; 20 nonexclusive parking spaces on the west side of South Water Street; four parking spaces on Middle Street; five parking spaces on Washington Street; six parking spaces on Benefit Street between Waterman and Meeting Streets; and five exclusive parking spaces on Benefit Street between College Hill and Waterman Street (the Benefit Street spots are mid-block to preserve on-street parking to accommodate the Court House and local businesses).