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Wickenden St. project raises a question of character

Does a single building have the power to alter the nature of a neighborhood? Opponents of a proposed 75-unit apartment building on Wickenden Street in...
PARCEL 42 in the I-195 district is available again for development now that the proposal for the Fane Tower has been withdrawn, but what should go there? / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

With Fane Tower out, leaders mull over what should go on...

After years under contract with an out-of-state developer, Parcel 42 on the former Interstate 195 land in Providence is finally up for grabs again....
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE recently received a $27 million federal grant for its urban trail network of protected, two-way bike lanes, such as the one pictured on Empire Street in downtown Providence. However, Mayor Brett Smiley hasn't committed to finishing the network laid out by former Mayor Jorge Elorza, and his administration is still reviewing city infrastructure before deciding how to spend the money. / PBN FILE PHOTO//ELIZABETH GRAHAM

$27M grant could finish Providence’s bike lane network, but Smiley noncommittal

PROVIDENCE – A new, $27 million federal grant could hypothetically cover the cost to finish former Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s ambitious “urban trail” network. But...
NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE: Olin Thompson, a ­Jewelry District resident and amateur historian, points to the architectural features on a stone building at 110 Elm St. that was once a foundry and is now leased by Brown University for administrative and medical offices. 
PBN PHOTO/CLAUDIA CHIAPPA

Brown’s land of opportunity: University’s expansion is welcomed but is school...

Olin Thompson’s Jewelry District walking tour begins at the corner of Richmond and Ship streets in Providence, on a plaza covered in stepped, wooden...

195 district commission is shifting its development focus

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission turns 12 years old this year, and its leaders agree: it’s time for a change of direction. After contributing to...
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.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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