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Providence City Council overrides mayor’s veto of zoning change for Hope...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council voted Thursday night to override Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s veto of the zoning variance needed to surpass height...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Mayor Elorza vetoes Hope Point Tower rezoning

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a zoning change on Friday that would have allowed a New York developer to construct the city’s...

R.I. Building Trades Council seeks another review of Fane tower project

PROVIDENCE – The president of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council has asked the Providence City Council president for another hearing by...
WHETHER PROVIDENCE SHOULD have residential buildings as high as 600 feet was debated during the public comment section of the City Plan Commission meeting earlier this week, as city officials considered whether to rezone the site for Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence residents divided on Fane’s Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city should have residential buildings as high as 600 feet was an undercurrent in the public comment section of the...
KNIGHT STEWARDS: Jeffrey Cannell, library director of the Providence Community Library network, and Sue Gibbs, chief operating officer, inside the Knight Memorial Library, which has received $544,800 from the Champlin Foundation to go toward much-needed renovations. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation grant helps fund Knight Library renovations

THE Knight Memorial Library is getting much-needed renovations this spring, as the historic community library looks to maintain its footing as an architectural jewel...
THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN Review Committee held a public hearing and conceptual design review on Jan. 22 for the initial renderings of a 15-story building proposed for the base of College Hill in Providence. / COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

DDRC reviews initial renderings for proposed College Hill apartments

PROVIDENCE – Initial renderings of a 15-story building proposed for the base of College Hill were reviewed by the Downtown Design Review Committee Jan. 22.A public hearing on the project...
82 WATERMAN ST. is an academic building, home to the Department of American Studies at Brown. The university is considering demolishing or moving it to make room for a new performing arts center. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Should Brown be allowed to raze five historic buildings to make...

Brown University is looking to build a new performing arts center in the middle of its College Hill campus, but local preservationists are concerned that...
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