Chairman of I-195 Redevelopment Commission resigns

By The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The chairman of the commission overseeing development of land opened up by the relocation of Interstate 195 in downtown Providence has resigned.

The governor’s office says real estate developer Colin Kane resigned as chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment Commission.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Gina Raimondo, Marie Aberger, says Kane agreed to stay on through the transition process to offer his advice. She says Raimondo asked Kane to stay on as a commissioner, but he said no.

Kane told the paper he would not discuss his conversations with the governor.

Twenty acres of land on the edge of downtown Providence were freed up for redevelopment by the relocation of Interstate 195. The ribbon of land can support 3 million square feet of mixed-use space

(C) The Associated Press 2015