LEWISTON, ME—Kara Wilbur, Director of Principle's Portland Office and co-founder of the Build Maine conference, seeks to renovate the old Lincoln Street firehouse in Lewiston into a mixed-use space housing a restaurant or brewery on the ground floor with two second-story apartments.
PROVIDENCE, RI — After a year's worth of community visioning and workshops, the City of Providence and Principle will host a final Open House for the Woonasquatucket Vision Plan on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Wurks, 45 Acorn Street (entrance on Tingley Street, halfway down the block on the right).
At the open house, we’ll present a draft of the Vision Plan, put it on display gallery style, and solicit one last round of feedback (live and online).
The Open House is part of the #Woonasquatucket Vision Plan, a plan for redeveloping polluted industrial sites along Providence’s Woonasquatucket River. The Plan aims to stimulate economic development that benefits neighborhood stakeholders and strengthens environmental and social resilience. It will be used to guide and prioritize the many investments planned and underway in the Woonasquatucket Corridor, determine other needed investments, visualize what desirable reinvestment looks like, and advocate for and secure resources for implementation.
More information can be found on the project website:
BOSTON, MA—New Urban Partners LLC, Principle, and Utile have unveiled plans for a mixed-use infill project for Mission Hill. The 31-unit development on Burney Street includes a ground-floor restaurant, a public laneway, and several affordable units.
31-unit development eyed for Mission Hill | Boston Herald—January 8, 2018
New England—Principle is seeking both a full-time Planner and Urban Designer to join our team.
Are you a New Urbanist, self-starter who works well in a virtual office space? Can you bring three years of experience working at a professional firm to our team? We'd love to hear from you! Read the full job descriptions below.
Since 2002, CNU's annual Charter Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide. Regarded as the preeminent award for excellence in urban design, the CNU Charter Awards honors a select number of winners—including student winners. Winning projects represent major contributions to building more equitable, sustainable, connected, healthy, and prosperous communities.
CNU convenes a Charter Awards jury of distinguished designers, architects, planners and scholars who review entries and select winners. Applicants are judged on the extent to which they fulfill and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of outstanding buildings and urban places. Charter Awards recognize projects at three scales:
- The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town
- Neighborhood, District, and Corridor
- Block, Street, and Building
Jurors for the 2017 CNU Charter Awards include: Maurice Cox, Jury Co-Chair and Director of Planning & Development for the City of Detroit; Jennifer Hurley, Jury Co-Chair and
Principal at Hurley-Franks & Associates; Antonio Fiol-Silva, FAIA and Founding Principal at
Sitio Architecture + Urbanism; Susan Henderson, Principal at Placemakers; Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA and Director at Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence; Elizabeth Mossop, Dean of School of Design at University of Technology Sydney; and Russell Preston, Founder and Director at Principle Group.
MASHPEE, MA—Mashpee Commons by Design seeks to engage the community in order to facilitate the design for the expansion of Mashpee Commons, an award-winning, mixed-use neighborhood on Cape Cod. Principle, Imai Keller Moore Architects, and Simon Consulting working with the Mashpee Commons to host a series of public events over the course of 2018.
Mashpee Commons gives community planners a blank slate | The Mashpee Enterprise—December 8, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, NH—What does zoning have to do with poverty, health and well being? And how can more authentic places make us happier and more connected to our neighbors? Russell Preston explores these questions while unveiling an open-source technology that cities can use — for free — to help them put zoning codes back to work for their communities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
For more information on how to engage with PlaceCode, please visit placecode.org
SOMERVILLE, MA—After several years of planning and visioning in the SomervilleByDesign process, and collaboration between the city, residents, stakeholders, and a master developer, the zoning for the Union Square Neighborhood Plan is approved.
Somerville’s Union Square to see 2.3 million square feet of development | Curbed, Boston—June 14, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sparked by years of grassroots organizing and visioning, the City of Providence is embarking on a formal vision process for the Woonasquatucket River Corridor, including the greater Smith Hill, Olneyville, and Valley neighborhoods. Principle will lead the community in a comprehensive visioning effort in order to develop a long-term strategic vision for the Corridor.
To kick off this process, community members are invited to attend a design charrette November 14-19 to identify the community’s most loved places and favorite ideas, all while a team of urban designers maps them out in real time. The workshop will aim to leverage community wisdom and existing community assets to create a cohesive vision for the neighborhood. Illustrative master plans will be prepared to give form to the collective aspirations of the community, as well as offer a series of tools to developers and community leaders. The work will include a close look at the market and built potential of a number of catalytic sites, providing greater clarity regarding the costs and methods needed to implement the vision and redevelop key parcels within the district.
Funded by a Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we will work closely with the City of Providence and community partners to plan for the thoughtful redevelopment of polluted industrial sites to stimulate economic development that benefit Providence residents, and strengthen environmental and social resilience in the corridor. The Vision Plan will be used to guide and prioritize the many investments planned and underway, determine other needed investments, visualize what desirable reinvestment looks like, and advocate and secure resources for implementation.
For more details, please visit the City of Providence’s website.
Community Kick-Off Picnic
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Iglesia Puerta de Refugio
247 Valley Street, Providence RI
Community Planning Workshop
Tuesday, November 14–Saturday, November 18, 2017
WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street, Providence RI
BOSTON, MA—We are excited to announce that at The Tremont at 1480 Tremont Street in Boston will soon become the third locations for Chilacates, a beloved and award winning Mexican street food restaurant from Jamaica Plain.
Mission Hill, Get Ready for Some Chilacates | Eater Boston—August 22, 2017
Scarborough, ME—Principle's Higgins Beach Zoning Repair has become the recipient of the 2016 Urbanism Awards from the Congress for New Urbanism New England.