The Pawtucket Red Sox proposal to build a new stadium in Providence could affect a broader environmental permit for the redeveloping the land that includes the site.
The Providence Journal reports a master environmental permit for the former Interstate 195 district was drawn up by multiple agencies to allow the use of parkland for storm water mitigation. Under that plan, businesses could get partial credit from the parkland for storm water they are required to treat on their individual parcels. The master permit was intended to streamline environmental review and speed development.
The team has proposed building the new stadium on 6 acres, including the park, owned by the 195 Commission. If the state approves that proposal, the environmental agencies say they may have to go back to the drawing board for the permitting plan.