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NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE: Olin Thompson, a ­Jewelry District resident and amateur historian, points to the architectural features on a stone building at 110 Elm St. that was once a foundry and is now leased by Brown University for administrative and medical offices. 

Brown’s land of opportunity: University’s expansion is welcomed but is school...

Olin Thompson’s Jewelry District walking tour begins at the corner of Richmond and Ship streets in Providence, on a plaza covered in stepped, wooden...

195 district commission is shifting its development focus

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission turns 12 years old this year, and its leaders agree: it’s time for a change of direction. After contributing to...
RORY'S MARKET & KITCHEN has opened on Washington Street in downtown Providence, where there has been a lack of retail food stores for years. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

An answer to downtown’s grocery store needs?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered the use of downtown districts throughout the country, but two grocery businesses are betting it hasn’t changed the...
A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...
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