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PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Mayor Elorza vetoes Hope Point Tower rezoning

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a zoning change on Friday that would have allowed a New York developer to construct the city’s...
The Hope Point Tower at the proposed 530-foot height would be the tallest building in Providence./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

State officials say design review of Hope Point Tower is with...

PROVIDENCE – State law spells out that the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has the final say over design review for projects in the district,...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza outlined a series of agreements he would like to reach with the Fane Organization before committing to approval of a height variance for the proposed luxury residential tower in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Elorza outlines his conditions for Hope Point Tower support

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza issued a statement Monday outlining his conditions for full support of the Hope Point Tower proposed by the...
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...
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

Fane tower zoning change gets initial approval from Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE — With a divided vote, the Providence City Council on Thursday pushed forward a zoning change that would allow a New York developer...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
The aerial view of the proposed Fane Organization's Hope Point Tower./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION.

Hope Point Tower moves forward to Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE — The Fane Organization’s proposed residential tower in Providence moved forward to City Council consideration Thursday with a recommendation for approval. The vote by...
BUSY DEVELOPER: Arnold “Buff” Chace is the managing partner for Cornish Associates LP, which has several ongoing projects in downtown Providence, including three historical buildings on Westminster Street that are being renovated into apartments/retail. Chace stands in front of one of the properties, The Peerless Building at 150 Union St.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite some permitting improvements, developers often ‘going nowhere fast’ in Providence

The developer of a riverfront hotel proposed for Providence gained initial approval from the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission a year ago, giving him clearance...

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...
The aerial view of the proposed Fane Organization's Hope Point Tower./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION.

Should the Hope Point Tower be built?

The Fane Organization appeared before Providence City Council to present a new version of its proposed $300 million residential skyscraper, Hope Point Tower. The...
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