Four Providence projects under consideration for TSAs

THE WANSKUCK MILL at 725-745 Branch Ave. in Providence is proposed for a redevelopment into housing and commercial space that would create an additional 150 apartments. The project by Branch Holdings is seeking a 12-year tax-stabilization agreement. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

PROVIDENCE – Four commercial projects in Providence could receive tax-incentive agreements of varying lengths, under ordinances recommended by the City Council finance committee.

The projects include a renovation of the Woolworth Building and of the Union Trust Building, both on Westminster Street downtown.

Projects also include two located in neighborhoods north of the downtown.

A project for 145 Corliss St. would involve a new self-storage facility with 863 units. That proposal, by Providence 2017 LLC, would receive a 12-year tax-stabilization agreement for the increased value, if the City Council approves the ordinance for a second time.

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In the Wanskuck neighborhood, the Wanskuck Mill at 725-745 Branch Ave. is proposed for a redevelopment into housing and commercial space. The property already has 60 renovated units. The new work would create another 150 apartments. The project by Branch Holdings LLC is seeking a 12-year TSA.

At 185 Westminster St., the Woolworth Building is proposed for a $5 million renovation. The property owners, Providence Capital Holdings LLC, plan to renovate 50,000 square feet and create new mixed-use residential and commercial space, according to a news release.

The project is seeking a 10-year TSA.

Finally, a renovation of 170 Westminster St., better known as the Union Trust Building, is proposed for a 15-year TSA. That project is underway, by Providence Capital III.

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