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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.  
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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...

A new design for Hope Point Tower is unveiled as city...

PROVIDENCE – A developer who wants to build a luxury residential skyscraper downtown presented a new design for the building Wednesday, a white tower...
On Wednesday, the City Plan Commission is expected to review a revised design for a four-story building that would comply with the existing zoning for 249 Thayer St., Providence. / COURTESY ZDS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Revised design for Thayer Street building to come before Providence City...

PROVIDENCE – The developer of a building that will become the home of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University will...
86 WATERMAN STREET is used for graduate student apartments by Brown University. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Brown University plan to raze buildings draws criticism

PROVIDENCE – Brown University plans to demolish or relocate five historic buildings to create a site for a new performing arts center, a move...
A MASTER PLAN to replace this building with a five-story mixed use structure on Westminster Street was approved by the City Plan Commission Tuesday evening. The revised plan will now head back to the Historic District Commission for final approval. / COURTESY ZDS

City Plan Commission approves master plan for 1292 Westminster St.

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Plan Commission approved the master plan for the ZDS Inc.-designed building at 1292 Westminster St. in a meeting Tuesday...
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