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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...
FIRST PHASE: 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.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / 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...
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...
TAKING ADVANTAGE: Ortho Rhode Island’s new building being constructed along Crossings Boulevard in Warwick will be the state’s first to take advantage of legislation exempting medical-tourism-themed facilities from the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate-of-need process.
 / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Groundwork in place to nurture R.I. medical tourism

RHODE Island is poised to capitalize on medically inspired travel between cities and countries, with Ortho Rhode Island Inc.’s pending three-story building next to...
A MAP of available parcels in the Interstate 195 District hosted on the district website. / COURTESY INTERSTATE 195 DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 Redevelopment Commission to consider building permit fees Tuesday

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is considering a proposal to set building permit fees at 1.4 percent of construction costs, inclusive of...
THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT District Commission has petitioned the City Council, seeking the abandonment of four historical former streets, or gangways, that cross one of its development parcels, Parcel 1A, shown above, in Providence. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 District Commission withdraws request to abandon 4 gangways

Correction: The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has withdrawn its request for a city abandonment of four historical former streets, or “gangways,” traversing one of...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

I-195 commission approves final design for Wexford Science and Technology first...

PROVIDENCE — The I-195 Redevelopment Commission gave final approval Monday to the design of the first phase for the long awaited Wexford Science &...
A PROVIDENCE CITY DESIGN review panel has recommended approval for two buildings in the $158 million first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology campus, which will include an innovation center, outdoor courtyard and hotel.

Wexford Innovation Center Design Receives Initial Approval

PROVIDENCE – A city design review panel has recommended approval for two buildings in the $158 million first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology campus,...
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