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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...
Michael McNally, left, a retired senior executive for Skanska, and Michael S. Van Leesten, right, the CEO of OIC of Rhode Island Inc., have joined the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission. / COURTESY INTERSTATE 195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

McNally and Van Leesten join I-195 Redevelopment District Commission

PROVIDENCE – The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission has two new members.Michael McNally, a retired senior executive for Skanska, and Michael S. Van Leesten,...
THE PROPOSED SITE plan for Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Land sale for Fane tower project moves forward to final negotiations

PROVIDENCE — The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission on Thursday authorized its executive director to finalize a purchase and sale agreement with a New...
PARCEL 1A, a section of undeveloped land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District in Providence, was included on the Providence Preservation Society's Most Endangered Properties list because it is threatened by inappropriate development. / COURTESY INTERSTATE 195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

Parcel in I-195 district named to PPS Most Endangered Properties list

PROVIDENCE – Typically, the Providence Preservation Society identifies buildings for inclusion on its Most Endangered Properties compilation. But this year, a parcel of undeveloped...
PROVIDENCE CITY OFFICIALS are proposing a citywide, administrative tax stabilization agreement. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Providence considers uniform, citywide tax incentives for commercial development

PROVIDENCE – City officials are proposing to expand the breadth of a standardized tax incentive program that previously targeted the Interstate 195 Redevelopment and...
Bob Davis is the new chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission and has taken a lead role in recent parcel negotiations. Davis is in front of the future location of Wexford parcel. PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Robert Davis

Robert Davis | Vice chairman, Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission1. What made you decide to accept the position on the I-195 Commission? I have...
An initial rendering of the River View Hotel proposed for Parcel 1A. At right is pedestrian bridge to downtown. / COURTESY GNF ASSOCIATES.

Opposition emerges to riverfront, boutique hotel on I-195 parcel

PROVIDENCE — A boutique hotel that is proposed for a small parcel of riverfront land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District fared poorly in...
An initial rendering of the River View Hotel proposed for Parcel 1A. At right is pedestrian bridge to downtown. / COURTESY GNF ASSOCIATES.

Riverfront hotel project returns to I-195 commission

PROVIDENCE – A Boston development company that proposes to build a boutique hotel on the Providence River is expected to return Tuesday, seeking a...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

I-195 commission agrees to spend $950K to improve site near Wexford...

PROVIDENCE — The commission overseeing development of the former Interstate 195 land voted to spend up to $950,000 in district funds on two projects...
THE PROPOSED SITE plan for Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Hope Point Tower reintroduced in 45-story design

PROVIDENCE – The Fane Organization will come back to Providence Tuesday, seeking approval to build a 45-story residential tower on a key parcel in...
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