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GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND will host a forum June 15 that will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. / COURTESY GROW SMART RI

Grow Smart RI to host June forum on transit-oriented development

PROVIDENCE – The smart-growth nonprofit Grow Smart Rhode Island will host a forum in June on “Making Transit-Oriented Development Work for Rhode Island.” The June...

Historic preservation about jobs too

Historic-preservation advocates are trying to ­reframe the conversation around the largely inactivated state Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. Yes, historically significant buildings have been beautifully...
The GROWSMART RI 2018 Power of Place Summit session, “The Ballpark at Slater Mill: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” looked at the recent history of the stadium development proposal made by the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

GrowSmart RI panel discusses Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark

PROVIDENCE – If a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark was seen by the public as an economic development project for the state, and not...
GROW SMART Rhode Island will kick off its biennial Power of Place Summit on March 29 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

GrowSmartRI to kick off biennial Power of Place Summit March...

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island kicks off its biennial Power of Place Summit on Thursday, March 29, with a series of speakers at...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND, a statewide organization focused on equitable and sustainable economic growth, will present its Smart Growth awards on March 29 during the luncheon portion of its Power of Place Summit at the R.I. Convention Center.

Grow Smart Rhode Island announces 2018 Smart Growth award winners

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has announced the winners of its 2018 Smart Growth Awards. The awards – which Grow Smart announced Tuesday –...

Curbs to historic tax credit could hurt R.I.

A proposed change to the federal tax code could have outsized impact on Rhode Island, where historic but dilapidated mill buildings and commercial structures...
BICYCLING IS ONE of several forms of active transportation that will be discussed at a workshop by Grow Smart Rhode Island at NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket on Nov. 13. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL TAGGART

Grow Smart Rhode Island to host workshop on active transportation

WOONSOCKET – Grow Smart Rhode Island is hosting a workshop Nov. 13 that will cite the examples of Newport and Woonsocket in encouraging active...

Commuter rail key to R.I. growth

Mary MacDonald’s Sept. 1, 2017 article, “The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay off. Is it time to privatize?” is...

Living to fight another day on historic tax credits

Historic-preservation advocates had hoped for more to celebrate this past week. Yes, the life of the state’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program appeared to have...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick. The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
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