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COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

City must stop throwing roadblocks in front of worthy developers

Despite all the talk about making Providence more hospitable for developers, some city officials continue to throw roadblocks in front of worthy projects. The latest...

Appreciate preservation successes

Stories detailing public anger over historical properties lost to insensitive development are unfortunately all too common. But it’s important to also recognize the many successful...

Five Questions With: Rachel Robinson

The Providence Preservation Society is accepting nominations for the 2019 Preservation Awards, which recognize building projects that deserve praise, be they large or small....

Providence Preservation Society seeks nominations for 2019 awards

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Providence Preservation Society invites nominations of outstanding work in preservation, planning and design for its 2019 Preservation Awards. The projects should...
KELSEY MULLEN was recently named the director of education for the Providence Preservation Society. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Five Questions with: Kelsey Mullen

Kelsey Mullen was recently named the director of education for the Providence Preservation Society, a nonprofit that advocates for historic preservation within the city....

Lawmakers bend rules for Hope Point

Even as the House reduced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s request for incentives to replenish her economic programs, most notably the real estate development program...

Providence Preservation Society trip to visit Bauhaus exhibit, Gropius House

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society is hosting a daytrip to Boston and Lincoln, Mass., to see examples of Bauhaus design and architecture. The visits...

It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower

Designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of Providence’s iconic art deco Industrial Trust Co. building as one of America’s most-endangered historic places...
THE INDUSTRIAL TRUST CO. Building was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2019 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. / PBN PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

National preservationists: Superman Building among most endangered

PROVIDENCE – The Industrial Trust Co. Building has been placed on the 2019 list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places list by the National...

PPS launches $1M preservation education campaign

PROVIDENCE – Providence Preservation Society has begun its first major campaign of the decade, seeking to raise more than $1 million to foster preservation...

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