Gaspee Building in Providence
to gain apartments, sixth floor

THE GASPEE BUILDING in Providence, built in 1875, will get an expansion under a residential conversion project. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

PROVIDENCE – The top floors of the historic Gaspee Building, at 204 Westminster St., will be converted to apartments under a redevelopment plan approved by a city committee.

The fourth and fifth floors of the building, built in 1875, will be renovated as four residential units, while a partial sixth floor will be created for a fifth dwelling.

Rooftop terraces will then be created for the fifth- and sixth-floor units.

The first, second and third floors of the building, in a prominent location on Westminster Street, will remain as is. In all, 4,400 square feet of new construction is involved.

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The city’s Downtown Design Review Committee approved the plan this week, according to a spokesman.

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