Proposed Jewelry District apartment building challenged

A PROPOSAL TO build a 12-story apartment building at 151-155 Chestnut St. in Providence, rendering above, is now the subject of an administrative appeal. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE
PROVIDENCE – A neighbor is challenging the preliminary approval of a new, 12-story building in the Jewelry District. The city’s Zoning Board of Review has scheduled a hearing on Jan. 16 to review the appeal filed by Warren Purvis, of 14 Bassett St., of a preliminary city approval for Providence Chestnut I, a proposal to…

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  1. This silly objection represents a perfect combination of NIMBYism and negativity. It also shows no perspective of what city living is all about, both the pluses and minuses. The great asset of any city is its density, which leads to diversity, appeal and interest. If you want suburban sprawl and tidy neighborhoods, then move to suburbs and leave the city to dwellers who appreciate and understand its dynamic and ever changing nature.