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Providence commission: ‘Dorm’ building not allowed by zoning for proposed Admiral...

PROVIDENCE – If it looks like a dormitory, is filled with unrelated students like a dormitory, and is located near a college like a...

Proposed Providence zoning change might be too late to impact Sea...

PROVIDENCE – A contested proposal to expand a propane storage terminal in the Port of Providence has prompted the city to consider changing its...

Providence City Plan Commission recommends rezoning for former St. Joseph’s Hospital

PROVIDENCE – A city commission has voted to recommend the City Council rezone 38 lots including and around the former St. Joseph’s Hospital for...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has expressed opposition to a waste transfer site that would be located at 481-487 Allens Ave., pictured above. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Elorza opposes proposed Allens Ave. transfer station

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday said he opposes a proposed solid waste transfer station at 481 Allen Ave. The Ohio-based applicant, Allens...

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...
THIS RENDERING shows the proposed apartment building for 466-468 West Fountain St., in Federal Hill. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

Four apartment buildings proposed in Providence

PROVIDENCE — The city is reviewing four proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence neighborhoods, three of them designed as four-story structures over commercial...
WARY LANDLORD: Dustin Dezube, owner of Providence Student Living Capital LLC, has 125 properties in Providence, including several buildings on East Transit Street that are newly constructed or renovated. He mostly rents to college students and is concerned a proposed city regulation to expand an existing three-student cap to all structures in single-family zones, could also be applied to multifamily zones.  
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Some Providence residents want stricter regulation of student housing. A...

Over the past eight years, Providence Student Living Capital LLC has purchased and renovated more than 100 residential structures in Providence, mostly multifamily units. And...

Plan calls for former nursing home to be redeveloped into apartment...

PROVIDENCE – A former nursing home and an adjacent laundry building overlooking Dexter Field in the West End could be renovated and redeveloped into...
THE PROVIDENCE City Council on Thursday pushed forward a zoning change that would allow a New York developer to construct the city’s tallest building.Above, a rendering of the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence should not let past strangle its future potential

By rejecting the Fain Organization’s proposed changes to zoning in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District, the Providence City Plan Commission seems to be more...
AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE to the Providence City Council recommended it reject several zoning changes that would allow a 46-story residential high-rise, the Hope Point Tower, on a prominent site overlooking the Providence River downtown. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence commission recommends denial of zoning for 46-story Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE — After hours of public comment, an advisory committee to the Providence City Council on Tuesday recommended it reject several zoning changes that...

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