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Bond deadline puts pressure on RIDOT bus hub plan as opponents...

PROVIDENCE – The clock is ticking in earnest on efforts to revitalize a languishing downtown public transit system, with a Nov. 4 deadline to...
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES ON WESTMINSTER and Weybosset streets in downtown Providence remained empty during the summer of 2021. Vacancies at several downtown properties have been prolonged and, in at least one case, prompted by the pandemic, as a result of work stoppages and shutdowns, according to several downtown real estate investors. PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Post-pandemic vacancies, optimism abound in downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: “Retail opportunity,” says one. “Prime retail space for lease,” another. “Available now.” There’s plenty of prime storefront space...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2021

1. SBA to release names, funding amounts for second round PPP POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 10. Recipients who received their share of the $1 billion...

Kennedy Plaza public bathrooms to reopen Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – A compromise has been reached to reopen the restrooms at Kennedy Plaza, which were closed to the general public more than a...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2021

1. Do promised benefits from a proposed medical-waste treatment plant in West Warwick outweigh potential negatives? PUBLISHED ONLINE: MARCH 19. MedRecycler-RI wants to build...

Report: Too soon to tell if RIDOT downtown transit plan violates...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights says it is too early determine whether the state’s downtown transit proposal violates...

Marsella Development Corp. to purchase Union Station’s lower floor; build food...

PROVIDENCE – Marsella Development Corp. had a hand in redeveloping Union Station more than three decades ago. Now, the company is working with the...

Is Providence on the right track with plans for a $140M...

Providence officials on March 10 unveiled new plans for a $140 million redesign of Kennedy Plaza and surrounding areas. Planned changes include relocating six bus...

Providence lays out conceptual plans for $140M Kennedy Plaza redesign

PROVIDENCE – Safety, aesthetics, climate resiliency and community engagement are among the goals behind the city’s ambitious redesign of the Greater Kennedy Plaza area. The...

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