Fane Organization seeks city zoning changes to allow 600-foot height

A REVISED DESIGN for the Fane Organization's planned Providence luxury tower is expected to be revealed at the Providence City Plan Commission on Wednesday. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION
PROVIDENCE – A New York developer who hopes to build a residential apartment tower overlooking the Providence River has filed an application with the city that would allow him to build a true skyscraper. The Fane Organization seeks a new zoning sub-district that would allow a building as tall as 600 feet on the proposed…

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  1. By all accounts this seems to be a very exciting project for the City of Providence and the entire State of RI.
    If this is approved it will encourage other developers to come forward with additional projects for the area and finally move us forward! Let’s make it happen…..additional jobs and taxes for Providence and the State certainly they both need it badly. Next we need something done about the “Superman building” either get it redeveloped or tear it down once and for all ….it is a disgrace to the City of Providence to have a vacant building of that size sitting vacant for so many years….embarrassing to say the least!!

  2. The City and 195 Commission should let Fane build all three of his towers. Providence needs to a larger tax base to be self-sustaining, and the extra residents will add to the culture of downtown. It has already come so far in the last five years, and this will take it to the next level. Other developers will follow with more projects once its clear that Providence has embraced vertical living and higher density. The City needs to do a better job embracing developers of condominiums to ease the housing crisis, there is no inventory in Providence and people are choosing to move away because they can’t find decent housing to purchase. Build more condos, not just apartments. The City needs more homeowners.