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Economic Development
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Rhode Island Housing has authorized $24 million in funding for affordable housing improvements in the West End of Providence, including 57 new homes at the Phoenix Renaissance Apartments and a renovation of the Aaron Briggs Apartments. more
Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth. more
(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) The State Planning Council unanimously approved RhodeMap RI, a comprehensive economic-development plan for the state, on Thursday morning. more
Commerce in the West Elmwood neighborhood near Providence’s Armory District is a shadow of its manufacturing heyday in the early 20th century. more
(Updated, 5:15 p.m.) Cornish Associates LP has added to its Westminster Street portfolio again. The Providence firm responsible for much of the residential redevelopment of downtown has purchased the historic Lapham Building for $2.7 million, director of development Steve Durkee confirmed Monday. more
American children are having fewer accidents than they once did, and our natural inclination is to cheer the news. The rate of “nonfatal fall injuries” among children ages 5 to 14, for example, declined by more than 10 percent from 2001 to 2012. But if fewer childhood falls reflect increasing attempts to safety-proof life, the trend might not be the improvement it seems. Various indicators suggesting reduced dynamism in the U.S. economy can be viewed similarly; our inclination is to celebrate a reduction in job-destruction rates, but should we? more
(Updated, 6:56 p.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has received “several” development proposals, including potential commercial, residential, hospitality and recreational projects, for the former highway land known as The Link, the agency said Tuesday. more
A zoning change paving the way for construction of a 17-story hotel and apartment tower on Federal Hill may be wiped off the map even faster than it was granted. more
The Providence Rink will become the Alex and Ani City Center through a five-year partnership with the city. more
(Updated, July 10, 11:02 a.m.) Cape Wind Associates LLC has a tentative agreement to lease 14 acres at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as a staging area to build its planned 130-turbine windfarm off the coast of Massachusetts, the Quonset Development Corporation said Wednesday. more
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