Fox Point residents concerned about infill construction displacing long-term renters

DENSELY POPULATED: The Fox Point neighborhood on the East Side of Providence is filled with 18th- and 19th-century structures, and a mix of other buildings. In recent months, three new apartment buildings have started construction, two of them replacing much older buildings, including one at 298 Wickenden St.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
DENSELY POPULATED: The Fox Point neighborhood on the East Side of Providence is filled with 18th- and 19th-century structures, and a mix of other buildings. In recent months, three new apartment buildings have started construction, two of them replacing much older buildings, including one at 298 Wickenden St.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
After years of inactivity, new residential construction has made inroads into city neighborhoods in Providence. Lot by lot, older houses or vacant parcels are being replaced with new apartment buildings or multifamily homes. Infill construction, as it’s called, is generally allowed by city zoning as long as the growth is in keeping with the surrounding…

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