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KITE Architects Inc. co-owner Christine West has served as chair of the Providence City Plan Commission since 2012, overseeing the approval process for preliminary...
WITH 217 PARKING SPACES, and 178 apartment units, a six-story building at 220 Blackstone St. received preliminary plan approval from the Providence city Plan Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Parking-heavy 178-unit apartment project OK’d by Providence commission

PROVIDENCE – While members of the public and several commissioners expressed concerns about an overabundance of parking, and a few wished there could be...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION voted on Dec. 14 to approve a master plan for a 46-unit apartment building, which was previously decried as a dormitory by the chairperson of the commission that wasn't allowed by neighborhood zoning. / PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Providence City Plan Commission reverses course, approves ‘dorm’ proposal for 663...

PROVIDENCE – It’s not a dorm after all, the City Plan Commission decided, after taking a second look at plans for a five-story apartment...
VIRTUAL CONNECTION: Gov. Daniel J. McKee holds a Facebook Live event on June 3 to discuss health care in Rhode Island. Panelists included, clockwise, Womazetta Jones, secretary of R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Stefan Pryor, commerce secretary; Patrick Tigue, the state health insurance commissioner; Dr. Megan Ranney, of Brown University; and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, R.I. Department of Health director. It’s unclear what form these types of gatherings will take after the pandemic has passed.

Public officials ponder future of online meetings

Rhode Island public meetings have been virtual for more than a year. In that time, the audience for the meetings of public bodies such...

PBN survey: Most R.I. businesses foresee recovery from pandemic within a...

Despite the economic devastation inflicted by COVID-19, Rhode Island businesspeople remain optimistic that the worst is over and their businesses can only improve in...
SHINING EXAMPLE: Dietrich Neumann, a professor of the history of modern architecture at Brown University, stands in front of the university’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, which he says is one of the best modern buildings in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. architects: Government shouldn’t dictate style

Classical design is found in public buildings across much of Rhode Island. The architectural style appears in the columns of courthouses and the rotundas...

New 23-unit apartment building in South Elmwood moves toward approval

PROVIDENCE – The City Plan Commission this week agreed to rezone a site on Stamford Avenue in the South Elmwood neighborhood of the city...

Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most...
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