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TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

Concerns raised over expanded e-bike, scooter program

Some neighborhood and business leaders in Providence are worried that the city’s plan to allow more rental electric bikes and scooters on the streets...

Jewelry District apartment project scrapped following delays

PROVIDENCE – After being granted three six-month extensions on city permits for the project, a company called Pebb Capital is pulling the plug on...
AFTER HEARING PUBLIC INPUT, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission said it plans to vote on selecting one of three residential building proposals for Parcel 2 during its next public meeting on Feb. 2, 2022. The 1.08-acre site is located next to the Providence River on South Water St. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

After public input, Providence commission to decide Parcel 2 developer Feb....

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will soon be selecting a developer for Parcel 2, after hearing presentations on Wednesday about revisions to...
THE DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE again delayed a vote on design approval for the proposed “Richmond Residences” at 71-85 Richmond St. amid scrutiny of the latest renderings for the apartment project. / PHOTO COURTESY DOWNTOWN DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE

Downtown design panel again critical of Richmond St. apartment project

PROVIDENCE – Plans for a six-story addition that would be attached to the back of existing historic properties on Richmond Street once again faced resistance...

Does restaurants’ expanded sidewalk seating need limits?

Outdoor seating on sidewalks, bike lanes and city streets have helped save restaurants and bars during the pandemic, but some say it’s making it...

A few simple ‘asks’ for small businesses

As the owner of a Providence restaurant, The District, I can say that this has been a year unlike any other. As we continue...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...
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...

Building Bridges raising funds for legal fees to appeal skyscraper zoning...

PROVIDENCE – Building Bridges Providence has been raising money to cover legal fees to appeal the City Council’s approval of a zoning change for...
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