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THE PROVIDENCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY voted unanimously on May 16 to authorize the agency to provide "Superman" building owner High Rock Development LLC with a $10 million loan as part of the proposed $223.1 million renovation of the building at 111 Westminster St. into 285 apartments. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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Providence Redevelopment Agency approves $10M loan for ‘Superman’ building

PROVIDENCE – Another $10 million in financing was secured as part of the proposed redevelopment of the former Industrial Trust Co. headquarters, the 26-story...
OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and...

Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west...

Contested downtown multihub bus plan scrapped

PROVIDENCE - State officials have quietly scrapped a contested plan to split up the central downtown bus hub across three locations, appearing to move...
A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...
DOUBLE DUTY: Virginia Burdick, a certified nursing assistant and mother of two, stands in front of her two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Burdick, who works two jobs to be able to afford the rent for the apartment, was recently approved by the South County Habitat for Humanity for one of its homes in Exeter, which she hopes to move into by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

MISSING MIDDLE: R.I. focuses on finding housing for people who fall...

Certified nursing assistant Virginia Burdick works two jobs so she can afford the rent for her cramped, two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Her daughter,...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...

Providence lays out conceptual plans for $140M Kennedy Plaza redesign

PROVIDENCE – Safety, aesthetics, climate resiliency and community engagement are among the goals behind the city’s ambitious redesign of the Greater Kennedy Plaza area. The...

Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...
A COMMUNITY MEMBER has agreed to purchase the Bomes Theater at 1017 Broad St. in Providence, with an interest to renovate and reopen the building, which is owned by the city and has been vacant since 2004. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Potential buyer expresses interest in reopening Bomes Theater building

PROVIDENCE – A long-deteriorated architectural gem may be saved after all. The Bomes Theater, owned by the city and vacant since 2004, is under...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

I-195 commission approves final design for Wexford Science and Technology first...

PROVIDENCE — The I-195 Redevelopment Commission gave final approval Monday to the design of the first phase for the long awaited Wexford Science &...

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