Brown University has plan to ease parking
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Providence and Brown University have a plan that officials say should ease parking and traffic problems on College Hill.
The Providence Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/LMSAHr) the city will give Brown first access to 250 parking spaces on six city streets for at least 20 years. The parking spaces would be available from 8 a.m. to noon only to cars with Brown parking stickers.
The proposal also would permanently give the university four blocks of streets on its campus, which the school may close to traffic.
In exchange, Brown will increase its payments to the city by $31.5 million over the next 11 years.
The agreement, reached last month, still needs the approval of city council.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com