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Downtown Design Review Committee to consider Aloft Hotel modifications

PROVIDENCE – The Aloft Hotel design is expected to be modified and will return to the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee next week.The city...

Hope Point tower design gets a negative review by Providence design...

PROVIDENCE – The design of the proposed 46-story Hope Point tower failed to persuade the Downtown Design Review Committee that it will comply with...
THE HOPE POINT tower would feature 40 floors of residential apartments and condos atop a 6-story parking base. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Hope Point tower design gets a negative review by Providence design...

PROVIDENCE — The design of the proposed Hope Point tower failed to persuade the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee Monday that the 46-story tower...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Will Elorza veto cost city in GA?

The dramatic city review of the Hope Point Tower development – capped Nov. 30 with a last-minute veto by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza –...
THE DESIGN approved conceptually by the Downtown Design Review Committee features 11 stories at the highest point, five stories on North Water Street and three stories on the corner parcel. / COURTESY DBVW Architects.

Edge College Hill Two design wins initial approval

PROVIDENCE — With a design that reflected reduced height and other concessions to unhappy neighbors, the Edge College Hill Two building won a conceptual...

Fane Organization seeks city zoning changes to allow 600-foot height

PROVIDENCE – A New York developer who hopes to build a residential apartment tower overlooking the Providence River has filed an application with the...

Those reviewing development should know all the rules first

With new projects being proposed on a regular basis in Providence, the biggest issue has moved from making development happen to managing that development,...
A PHOTO OF a rendering by DBVW Architects, the proposed building is shown in red. The building to its left is the Edge College Hill building now under construction. The historical building on the site is at right. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

15-story building proposed for College Hill site

PROVIDENCE – The developer of a mid-rise apartment building under construction at the base of College Hill is seeking permission for a second 15-story...
CURB ­APPEAL: The Biltmore Garage, a renovation of an existing garage, wins praise from architects because it created a series of small retail and restaurant spaces at ground level to give pedestrians a better experience walking by. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Parking garages evolve as cities seek more-complementary designs

A parking garage doesn’t have to look like an ugly box. But designing one that’s functional and looks interesting, or at least fits in,...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

Speed to market is business mantra, so adapt for government

On Monday, April 10, the Downtown Design Review Committee recommended approval for two buildings in the $158 million first phase of an innovation center...
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