City may extend Providence Place mall’s tax break another 20 years

Updated at 4:55 p.m.

THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL on Thursday introduced a new ordinance which would give another 20-year tax break to the owners of the Providence Place mall. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – City lawmakers are considering giving another 20-year tax break to the company that owns the Providence Place mall. The City Council on Thursday introduced an ordinance calling for a new tax treaty with Providence Place LLC that would cut more than 80% of property taxes the company would owe the city through 2048.…

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  1. Isn’t the General Assembly always complaining about needing more office space, with many small and cramped and others located deep in the basement of the Statehouse or across the street?
    Why not put offices in the Mall? Take an entire section and turn it into a local government offices section with many different officers for elected officials from across the state?
    That would make it easier for constituents to visit their local representative’s offices.