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Does restaurants’ expanded sidewalk seating need limits?

Outdoor seating on sidewalks, bike lanes and city streets have helped save restaurants and bars during the pandemic, but some say it’s making it...

A few simple ‘asks’ for small businesses

As the owner of a Providence restaurant, The District, I can say that this has been a year unlike any other. As we continue...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: Two developers have proposed creating mixed-income housing on the I-195 Redevelopment District’s Parcel 9 in Fox Point. One of the plans, by ONE Neighborhood Builders, above, would include 58 apartments and a dedicated tenant, nonprofit Children’s Friend, that would run a child care center in the building. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 district plans altered by pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial development has reached the I-195 Redevelopment District, where several projects are under construction, approaching groundbreakings or...

Self-guided walking tour of Jewelry District uses Brown student research

PROVIDENCE – A new self-guided walking tour of the Jewelry District features the original research of Brown University undergraduates and their professor, according to...

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...
AT THE CONSTRUCTION site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut. A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford center, scheduled to open by June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Wexford tenants to start construction next month

About 13 months after starting, core and exterior construction of the Wexford Innovation Center in the historic Jewelry District of downtown Providence is nearing...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
OLIN THOMPSON is an officer in the Jewelry District Association, which recently co-sponsored a survey asking Providence neighborhood association members for their opinions on the Fane Organization’s proposed 46-story residential tower. / COURTESY IRA GARBER PHOTOGRAPHY

Five Questions With: Olin Thompson

Olin Thompson, an officer in the Jewelry District Association, recently shared the results of an emailed survey of Providence residents who are members of...
A PLAN BY JONSTON-BASED Carpionato Group proposes more than 300,000 square feet of commercial space on the east bank of the Providence River in the former Interstate 195 land, along with more than 100 apartments and a hotel. It will be presented to the I-195 Redevelopment Commission. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Townhouses, retail spaces proposed for waterfront I-195 parcels

Update: The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission public meeting has been postponed. A new date has not yet been determined. PROVIDENCE – Three real estate development...

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