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Five Questions With: Thaddeus J. Jankowski Jr.

Thaddeus "Ted" J. Jankowski Jr., the new tax assessor for Providence, has a career in public administration spanning more than four decades. Most recently,...

New proposal would create tax increment financing district in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A new proposal that would create a tax increment financing district in several neighborhoods of the city, up to the edge of...
WHETHER PROVIDENCE SHOULD have residential buildings as high as 600 feet was debated during the public comment section of the City Plan Commission meeting earlier this week, as city officials considered whether to rezone the site for Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence residents divided on Fane’s Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city should have residential buildings as high as 600 feet was an undercurrent in the public comment section of the...
AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE to the Providence City Council recommended it reject several zoning changes that would allow a 46-story residential high-rise, the Hope Point Tower, on a prominent site overlooking the Providence River downtown. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence commission recommends denial of zoning for 46-story Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE — After hours of public comment, an advisory committee to the Providence City Council on Tuesday recommended it reject several zoning changes that...
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Five Questions With Jo-Ann Ryan

Jo-Ann Ryan | Democratic majority whip, Providence City Council1. What would your recently vetoed proposal to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA first took office in 2014. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza proposes $745M fiscal 2019 budget for Providence

PROVIDENCE – Holding the line on taxes, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday proposed increasing the city and school budget 1.1 percent to...
PROVIDENCE CAPITAL III LLC, owner of the Union Trust Building at 170 Westminster St. in downtown Providence, which is being converted to a mixture of residential apartments, offices and restaurant space, is seeking a 15-year tax-stabilization agreement with the city that would lower the initial property taxes. / COURTESY JUST ASK/SCOTT KINGSLEY

Union Trust Building owner seeks 15-year TSA amid conversion

PROVIDENCE – The conversion of the Union Trust Building in downtown Providence to a mixture of residential apartments, offices and restaurant space is continuing,...
DO DEVELOPERS NEED HELPING HAND? Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has taken advantage of tax-sta-bilization agreements to redevelop a number of city properties, including the more than 150-year-old Case-Mead Building. Without such incentives, Paolino said the city is “behind the eight-ball” when it comes to development. But some challenge the need for the tax breaks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence TSA update needed to increase investment

For years Providence has had a justly earned reputation as one of the most difficult cities in which to develop real estate. Between costs,...
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...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
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