In Middletown, the owners of Atlantic Beach Hospitality Group have resurrected plans suspended during the recession to replace the Knights Inn motel on Aquidneck Avenue with a higher-end, 198-room hotel.
Recently there has been much discussion about the various means of public support for private historic rehabilitation and other construction projects. There has been criticism, some of it justified, of specific instances of the use of government tools – such as tax-stabilization acts – for promotion of economic activity. While this type of review is always healthy, there is a distinct danger that the larger picture will be missed.
Nearly a year ago High Rock Development proposed a mixed, commercial/residential redevelopment of 111 Westminster Street in Providence, using up to $75 million in public support. The latter ranged from state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits to city property tax breaks and $39 million in direct state subsidies.
Across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Arden Engineering Constructors has worked on heating and air conditioning, fire-protection sprinkler systems and other mechanical engineering systems. Their clients include businesses big and small, hospitals and universities, said President and CEO Robert Bolton.
By Rhonda J. Miller
The work of Pawtucket-based Arden Engineering Constructors LLC can be found in businesses, hospitals and universities across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. One of the company’s recent projects, a 12 megawatt cogeneration system at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. in North Kingstown, was recognized by state officials for its energy efficiency. The firm also installed the heating, plumbing and fire-protection systems for Providence Place mall. Above, Jeff Potter, Arden vice president, with pipe welder Steve Daiute, welding a seam on a section of high-pressure steam pipe.
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