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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...
SITE WORK: Shawmut Design and Construction Senior Superintendent Jessica Spivey oversees the ongoing wellness center and residence hall project at Brown University. / COURTESY SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Shawmut Design and Construction is a major player in expanding Rhode...

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $75M AND ABOVE 1. Shawmut Design and Construction CEO (or equivalent): Les Hiscoe 2019 Revenue: $149 million 2017 Revenue: $99.3 million Revenue growth: 50.1% WHILE...

Public art installation destroyed by fire in I-195 Redevelopment District

PROVIDENCE – An artwork intended to prompt reflection on environmental damage has been destroyed by fire. The work – “Like a Buoy, Like a Barrel”...

Venture Cafe, District Hall reopen in Interstate 195 Redevelopment District

PROVIDENCE – Two signature public-event spaces in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District have reopened, with new requirements dictated by the coronavirus pandemic. Both Venture Cafe...

I-195 district development continues through coronavirus pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Several key projects overseen by the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission are progressing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the commission’s executive director said recently. They...
NEW DESIGN: The staff at Loft LLC, an industrial design company, has recently pivoted its work to designing and building contactless COVID-19 testing trailers for use by the National Guard. From left, Scott Noh, product design; Jeanette Numbers, co-founder; Nari Shin, designer/textile specialist. In the background is David Baker, director of engineering. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup shake-up: Entrepreneurs scramble to revamp business plans

Like many college seniors, biomedical student Abbie Kohler and engineering student Greg Fine were disheartened to have their final semester suddenly cut short and...

Twin River picks Wexford building for new HQ

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings has entered into a letter of intent to occupy 12,000 square feet on the sixth floor of Wexford...
OPEN HOUSE: Sebastian Sheng, left, a first-year graduate student in PRIME, or program in innovation management and entrepreneurship at Brown University, speaks with, from left, Brown sophomores Isamella Espinosa, international relations major; Olivia Tulkoff, public policy major; and Jack Schaeffer, applied math and economics major, at the university’s Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship during an open house to kick off the fall semester.

R.I. has a robust entrepreneurial community, but can it do more...

For a small state, Rhode Island punches above its weight when it comes to producing promising startups and organizations that help nurture and fund...
A GUIDED TOUR will be offered at Providence’s new Cambridge Innovation Center next month. / RENDERINGS BY AYERS SAINT GROSS/COURTESY CIC

Providence CIC invites entrepreneurs, innovators for guided tour

PROVIDENCE — Following a ribbon-cutting at its home last month at the $88-million Wexford Innovation Center, the Cambridge Innovation Center will offer a guided...

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