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Armory up, ‘Superman’ on deck

Providence leaders have some big decisions to make about the future of the Cranston Street Armory and the “Superman” building. The state’s termination of a...

PBN earns 9 RIPA awards

WARWICK – Providence Business News earned nine awards, including a pair of first-place honors, at the annual Rhode Island Press Association Editorial Awards Banquet at...
Meliza ­Urquhart, community manager at Paragon Mill in Providence, shows one of the new units offered at “workforce” rates for people who earn between 80% and 120% of the area’s median income. Demand in that slice of the housing market is far beyond the supply. 

MAKING ROOM In the MIDDLE: R.I. struggles to create workforce housing,...

For nursing assistant Johnbray Brown, moving into a workforce-rate unit in the renovated Paragon Mill in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood was a hard-won victory spanning...
BRENT RUNYON will step down as executive director of the Providence Preservation Society. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Providence Preservation Society director Runyon to step down

PROVIDENCE – When Brent Runyon moved to Rhode Island in 2013 to take the role of Providence Preservation Society’s executive director, he was at...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL District has been noted as the Providence Preservation Society's 2023 Most Endangered Properties. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence Preservation Society lists 2023 most endangered properties

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society on Tuesday released its 2023 Most Endangered Properties list, which will also be shared during the society’s annual...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, April 2022

1. $220M renovation plan unveiled for ‘Superman’ building POSTED ONLINE: APRIL 12. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, state officials and Industrial Trust Co. Building owner High Rock...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...
A PROPOSED tax stabilization agreement between the city of Providence and the owners of the Industrial Trust Co. Building has already stirred a lot of debate before the details have been hammered out. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

‘Superman’ building will test city’s new tax stabilization policies

Reforms to the policies governing tax deals that Providence offers to real estate developers will be put to the test on the city's most...
KAREN A. SANTILLI, CEO and president of Crossroads Rhode Island, is excited about the $500,000 pledge that High Rock Development LLC promised to the nonprofit as part of the 'Superman' building renovation project. But, she hopes the developers will honor that pledge. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Santilli: Crossroads surprised by $500K ‘Superman’ building pledge

PROVIDENCE – The top executive for Crossroads Rhode Island was surprised but nonetheless happy to hear that the local nonprofit would get $500,000 if...

Five Questions With: Rachel C. Robinson

The Providence Preservation Society recently released its 2022 Most Endangered Properties list in an effort to shine a light on the city’s places of...
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