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SPURRING REDEVELOPMENT: Pictured above is the former Apex department store in Pawtucket. The city could benefit from a new law that aligns tax-increment financing authority in the city to newly created federal opportunity zones, which would allow the city to finance public infrastructure improvements to facilitate ­redevelopment.
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TIF expanded to Pawtucket opportunity zones

A new law that aligns tax-increment financing authority in Pawtucket to newly created federal opportunity zones is seen by lawmakers as having the potential...
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Five Questions With Jeanne Boyle

Jeanne Boyle | Director of commerce, city of Pawtucket1. Tell us about the purpose of the expansion of the Pawtucket Business Development Corp. commercial...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed legislation authorizing the financing structure to pay for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, more than three years after the team first announced its intention to replace McCoy Stadium. Now the city must finalize the deal with the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Raimondo signs PawSox legislation

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed legislation enabling the Pawtucket Red Sox to build a new stadium in Pawtucket, which would allow...

GA approves PawSox stadium financing plan

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on June 22 gave its approval to House-passed legislation financing a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark in downtown Pawtucket.The bill,...
The House Finance committee is expected to review Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark legislation Tuesday./PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

House committee reviews PawSox ballpark, no vote taken

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House Finance Committee took up the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark bill Tuesday night, following late-session revisions that have sought to...
THE PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY has issued a request for proposals from consultants who can assist with plans for ancillary development around the proposed Ballpark at Slater Mill. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

PRA seeks consultants for help with development near proposed ballpark

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency is fielding interest from consultants who can help craft its plans for ancillary development around the proposed Ballpark...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A financing plan for a new PawSox stadium leaves the state...

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at development opportunities in Pawtucket and their implications for the city and state.)Attendees...
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