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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...
SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Given the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, Mass.,...

With the reality of the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox setting in, political leaders and small business owners are cassting about for ways...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Carpionato Group President and Chief Operating Office Kelly Coates details the many investments the company has made and is still making in Rhode Island, including in Cranston's Chapel View and in the former Interstate 195 land in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 11, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
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

Providence should not let past strangle its future potential

By rejecting the Fain Organization’s proposed changes to zoning in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District, the Providence City Plan Commission seems to be more...
THE NEW PROVIDENCE RIVER BRIDGE construction completion, originally scheduled for the fall, has been pushed back until the summer of 2019. / COURTESY INFORM STUDIO

Completion of Providence River pedestrian bridge pushed back

PROVIDENCE — Walkers and bikers alike will have to wait a while longer to trek across the Providence River via the new pedestrian bridge...
MICRO-LOFTS: Joseph R. Paolino Jr., managing partner of Paolino Properties, stands in front of the new Case-Mead Lofts building at 76 Dorrance St. The Case-Mead Lofts are a renovation of a former office building into 44 micro-loft apartments.  / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence has several tax-stabilization policies to woo developers. Plans to have...

New residents already have started moving into one of downtown Providence’s oldest commercial buildings, occupying efficient, modern apartments that have taken spaces once afforded...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

Will the Wexford Innovation Center on the former Interstate 195 land...

When a collection of local elected officials and business community leaders gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence, they...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

R.I. Commerce Corp. approves $15M to kick-start innovation center

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized up to $15 million in public incentives Monday to facilitate development of an innovation building in the...
The South Street Landing project showing progress from the exterior, and downtown Providence in the background. PBN PHOTO/ FILE MICHAEL SALERNO

South Street Landing deal a highlight for Ventas in Q1 performance

CHICAGO - Chicago-based real estate investment trust Ventas Inc. reported earnings Friday of $198.1 million in the 2017 first quarter, an increase of 33.6...
An initial rendering of the River View Hotel proposed for Parcel 1A. At right is pedestrian bridge to downtown. / COURTESY GNF ASSOCIATES.

Does Providence need another boutique hotel?

A Massachusetts developer has proposed building a six-story, 52-room boutique hotel on the east side of the Providence River on one of the smallest...
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