Divisive Hope Point Tower returns to Providence City Council, correspondence flows into City Hall

THE PROVIDENCE City Council decided Thursday to send the Hope Point Tower back to a committee for another hearing./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION
THE PROVIDENCE City Council decided Thursday to send the Hope Point Tower back to a committee for another hearing. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION
PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council is expected to decide Thursday night whether to authorize a 600-foot apartment tower in the I-195 Redevelopment District. The project, known as the Hope Point Tower, has been divisive. Although the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has agreed to sell the parcel to the developer, its agreement is contingent on…
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  1. Judging from the negativity that prevails in Rhode Island – the cultural bias that has led to the departure of the PawSox, lack of support for building arts/entertainment facilities both outdoors and indoors, and the general lack of expansive thinking by most of the population, this project seems doomed. The most pervasive problem in Providence is high housing costs and high property taxes and the Fame tower helps both, yet we dwell not on facts but opinions that the tower is not attractive, too big, etc. That is true in the minds of some, but not all off us and then these same opponents ignore facts that show the benefits of the tower in helping alleviate the biggest problems facing the city. Unbelievable shortsightedness.