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TEMPORAL RETREAT: Declining attendance is creating real estate opportunities as the Catholic church moves to sell a number of its properties in the Diocese of Providence to private developers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 10, 2018

Catholic dioceses are contracting, creating unique opportunities for the right buyers.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
A FUTURE VISION: The proposed Fane Organization’s Hope Point Tower has the potential to inject new life into the I-195 Redevelopment District and subsequently the rest of that part of downtown Providence. 
 / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

For future’s sake, City Council must approve Hope Point Tower

Nearly a month ago, more than four out of five respondents to a PBN.com poll said that the Fane Organization’s Hope Point Tower should...

Affordable housing a must-have for R.I.

Even as Providence attracts high-end investments, the region needs broad-based advances, too.From new housing units to a brand-new food market, the city is drawing...
A WORK IN PROGRESS: ­Competing agencies and their often at-odds agendas continue to make development in Providence less robust than it might be. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/
PAMELA BHATIA

State, local regulations still hampering development in R.I.

The opening of a March 2015 PBN story, titled “Why is it so hard to build in Providence?” sounds eerily familiar to those reading...

Fane tower debate key to future

Topic No. 2 on development is the Hope Point Tower, the nearly 600-foot residential skyscraper being proposed by The Fane Organization.Almost two years since...
TAKE THEM TO THE RIVER: Pontiac Mills in Warwick is a sprawling former Fruit of the Loom mill complex across from Warwick Mall that is being redeveloped along the Pawtuxet River into residential and commercial space.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Three years on, Pontiac Mills lofts starting to take shape, take...

Shuttered textile mills are complicated and expensive to redevelop into modern purposes. When a series of mill buildings is the project, the process can...
the prop: Rebecca Plonsky’s dog’s name is Gronk – after Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots. “We rescued him five years ago.” The boxing gloves for muay thai kickboxing help her to stay humble and healthy. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Rebecca Plonsky, 38

NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT, PROSPECT INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – PROSPECT CHARTERCAREWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? Continuing to advance as...

O’Neil Outar Named RISD’s Vice President for Institutional Engagement

(Providence, Rhode Island) July 03, 2018 – After an extensive international search, O’Neil A.S. Outar joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in January...
DO DEVELOPERS NEED HELPING HAND? Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has taken advantage of tax-sta-bilization agreements to redevelop a number of city properties, including the more than 150-year-old Case-Mead Building. Without such incentives, Paolino said the city is “behind the eight-ball” when it comes to development. But some challenge the need for the tax breaks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 9, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
DO DEVELOPERS NEED HELPING HAND? Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has taken advantage of tax-sta-bilization agreements to redevelop a number of city properties, including the more than 150-year-old Case-Mead Building. Without such incentives, Paolino said the city is “behind the eight-ball” when it comes to development. But some challenge the need for the tax breaks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence TSA update needed to increase investment

For years Providence has had a justly earned reputation as one of the most difficult cities in which to develop real estate. Between costs,...
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