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JEANNE COLA, executive director for LISC Rhode Island, reported that the nonprofit invested a record amount in the state in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

LISC Rhode Island invests record $26.8 million in 2017

PROVIDENCE – LISC Rhode Island ended 2017 having invested $26.8 million, including $2.3 million in grants, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.LISCRI surpassed its investment total...
THE JENCKES SPINNING Weave Shed is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Jenckes Spinning Company Historic District in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION & HERITAGE COMMISSION

New R.I. properties listed on National Register of Historic Places

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island properties, one in Central Falls and one in Pawtucket, have received federal recognition from the National Park Service, the...
U.S. HOME SALES GROWTH is limited by an acute shortage of inventory, which is pushing up home prices faster than wage growth. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DERICK E. HINGLE

Sales of existing U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in Jan.

NEW YORK - Sales of previously owned United States homes unexpectedly fell in January to a four-month low, indicating a shortage of available properties is...
ON TUESDAY, Brown University announced an updated institutional master plan which recommends a new site for the proposed performing arts center and preserves four historic structures. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

After community feedback, Brown alters performance center plan, protecting historic structures

PROVIDENCE - In a move to preserve more of the historic structures which dot Brown University's campus and minimize the above-ground footprint of its...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND, a statewide organization focused on equitable and sustainable economic growth, will present its Smart Growth awards on March 29 during the luncheon portion of its Power of Place Summit at the R.I. Convention Center.

Grow Smart Rhode Island announces 2018 Smart Growth award winners

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has announced the winners of its 2018 Smart Growth Awards.The awards – which Grow Smart announced Tuesday –...

Those reviewing development should know all the rules first

With new projects being proposed on a regular basis in Providence, the biggest issue has moved from making development happen to managing that development,...
This nearly 5-acre site will be redeveloped into new retail uses. It now is the location of the Fred W. Smith Inc. car sales business./SWEENEY REAL ESTATE & APPRAISAL.

South Kingstown auto dealership sold, land will be redeveloped

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A vintage car dealership in the village of Wakefield has been sold and will be redeveloped into a new retail center.Fred...
A PLAN TO RENOVATE the Lapham and Wit buildings for conversion to a mix of commercial and residential units, and renovate and expand the Trayne Building for a similar purpose, on Westminster Street in downtown Providence received final approval by the city's Downtown Design Review Committee on Feb. 12. / COURTESY UNION STUDIO ARCHITECTURE AND COMMUNITY DESIGN

Westminster Street building redevelopment plan receives final approval

PROVIDENCE – A redevelopment plan for three buildings on Westminster Street owned by Cornish Associates received final approval by the city’s Downtown Design Review...
JEFF LEVY is a private attorney based in Providence. / COURTESY JEFF LEVY

Five Questions With: Jeff Levy

Jeff Levy, a private attorney based in Providence, has represented tenants and a landlord in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union...
A NEW 2,000-SQUARE-FOOT residential penthouse apartment will be created on the roof of the 12-story Union Trust Co. Building. / COURTESY JUST ASK/SCOTT KINGSLEY

New penthouse apartment to be added atop Union Trust Co. Building

PROVIDENCE – A penthouse apartment will be created atop a historical building in downtown Providence.The project will create a 2,000-square-foot residential apartment on the...
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