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A PROPOSED mixed-use building on Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence will include space for apartments over a grocery store. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 panel moves to tackle housing dilemma

How much housing in the I-195 Redevelopment District is too much? Three of the four district parcels that have received approval for new development,...
THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT District Commission will consider changes to development guidelines in December. / PBN PHOTO MARY MACDONALD

I-195 Commission considers new guidelines calling for taller buildings, less housing

PROVIDENCE – Prompted by a new state law that allows large economic development districts to bypass local zoning, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is...
THE DEVELOPER of the Hope Point tower and the I-195 District Commission have reached a new deadline for the city tax incentive application. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Fane Organization gains extension to complete final design, application for city...

PROVIDENCE – The Fane Organization has received a one-month extension to file a request for city property tax incentives, ending a recent back-and-forth in...
A GUIDED TOUR will be offered at Providence’s new Cambridge Innovation Center next month. / RENDERINGS BY AYERS SAINT GROSS/COURTESY CIC

Providence CIC invites entrepreneurs, innovators for guided tour

PROVIDENCE — Following a ribbon-cutting at its home last month at the $88-million Wexford Innovation Center, the Cambridge Innovation Center will offer a guided...

Sometimes ‘No’ is the right word

Thanks to the Boston Globe, Rhode Island knows that TriMark, the nation’s largest restaurant supply company, has decided not to move its headquarters to...
GETTING A BOOST: As the 2019 session of the Rhode Island legislature comes to an end, the fiscal 2020 budget includes an expansion of potential incentives for the luxury residential Hope Point tower, to be built ON former Interstate 195 land in Providence. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Was the R.I. House correct to raise the limit for tax...

In the last-minute rush to pass a budget for fiscal 2020, the R.I. House of Representatives threw a few curve balls, not the least...
THE SPENCER PROVIDENCE LLC proposal, first introduced a year ago, has been rejected for Parcel 2 and 5 by the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 commission to solicit new development interest for two East Side...

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission took the unusual step Wednesday of publicly rejecting a proposal for development on two contiguous parcels on...

House approves $10B budget that continues car-tax phaseout; expands medical marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The House on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a $9.97 billion spending plan for fiscal 2020 that continues a car-tax phaseout and expands a...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, June 10, 2019

Jobs the focus, but developers eye what market wants right now — housing Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
SLOW BUT SURE: The Wexford Science & Technology innovation center, left, and the public park, center, being built on the former I-195 land in Providence, are early pieces of the creation of a new neighborhood in the heart of Providence.
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Development of I-195 land satisfies some, not others

The grumbling is getting louder. Why is the commission charged with overseeing the I-195 Redevelopment District’s buildout allowing so much housing? Why is the Wexford Science...
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