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THE CONVERSION of the historic Pontiac Mills in Warwick into residential and commercial space is one of the projects that received state historic tax credits over the years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Advocates of R.I. Historic Tax Credit pleased with $28M allocation, worried...

Advocates for the Rhode Island Historic Tax Credit program are applauding lawmakers for allocating $28 million for the program in the fiscal 2023 state...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION would like to add a second platform and new track for an Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but not everyone agrees that spending $247 million on it is wise. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Proposed $247M Amtrak station at Warwick airport draws mixed reaction

A proposed Amtrak stop at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has public transit advocates and members of the business community divided over whether...
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Rebooting historic tax credit is smart move

A recent PBN article (“Textile mill renovations now paying dividends,” June 25) highlighted five mill-conversion projects in Rhode Island, former massive and abandoned industrial...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...
GETTING HEATED: Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale is pictured at a solar array in West Greenwich, one of several the company has built across the state. The renewable energy developer has faced opposition from towns and environmentalists due to clear-cutting of forests required for its projects. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Solar flare-up: Solar farms facing backlash across Ocean State

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

Rebuild Rhode Island could get tighter spending restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Rebuild Rhode Island, a signature economic-development incentive of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, could be curtailed under the 2020 state budget, with tighter...

Curbs to historic tax credit could hurt R.I.

A proposed change to the federal tax code could have outsized impact on Rhode Island, where historic but dilapidated mill buildings and commercial structures...

Commuter rail key to R.I. growth

Mary MacDonald’s Sept. 1, 2017 article, “The state’s 2012 bet on commuter-rail service has yet to pay off. Is it time to privatize?” is...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick. The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick. The 19th-century textile mill was in a...

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