City Council committee nixes zone change for 17-story hotel, apartments in Federal Hill

THIS IS A RENDERING OF THE 17-story hotel and apartment tower on Federal Hill proposed by West X Capital. A City Council committee recommended reversing a provision within the city's zoning - just hours after the mayor signed it -  that would have allowed a 200-foot building at 210 West Exchange St. West X wanted to tear the existing building down and construct a mixed-use tower in its place that would include a 136-room Starwood-affiliated hotel with 198 apartments in the floors above it. / COURTESY WEST X CAPITAL
THIS IS A RENDERING OF THE 17-story hotel and apartment tower on Federal Hill proposed by West X Capital. A City Council committee recommended reversing a provision within the city's zoning - just hours after the mayor signed it - that would have allowed a 200-foot building at 210 West Exchange St. West X wanted to tear the existing building down and construct a mixed-use tower in its place that would include a 136-room Starwood-affiliated hotel with 198 apartments in the floors above it. / COURTESY WEST X CAPITAL
PROVIDENCE – 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. Several hours after Providence Mayor Angel Taveras signed the city’s first comprehensive zoning re-write in 20 years Monday afternoon, a City Council committee…

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  1. In a geographic footprint where the construction industry is smaller, more depressed than any other section of the country and where investment, a key driver of wealth creation, is also at low levels, the decision to opposed this project on its height is absolutely ludicrous. Where are the big thinkers around here.? And we wonder why our unemployment level has been near the top of all states for almost seven years!!