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Providence City Council looks to expand authority over tax breaks to...

PROVIDENCE – After failed attempts to remove politics from the city’s process for giving tax breaks to developers, the Providence City Council appears to...

Does Providence need an administrative, rather than political, approval process for...

The Providence City Council needed to use a parliamentary procedure to vote on a requested 20-year tax-stabilization agreement from the city, after a subcommittee...

City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...
THE PROVIDENCE Committee on Finance will consider TSAs for four properties this week, including for the property at 203 Westminster St, pictured above. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Providence Committee on Finance to consider 4 TSAs this week

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Committee on Finance is scheduled to consider three new tax stabilization agreements Thursday, along with a TSA amendment, according to...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY Council could hire the city's former tax assessor as its consultant on TSAs./PBN PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence council could appoint former assessor as TSA consultant

PROVIDENCE – David Quinn, the former Providence city assessor, could be appointed as a contract consultant to the City Council overseeing tax stabilization agreement...
A RENDERING OF Edge College Hill Two, a new apartment building proposed for the base of College Hill in Providence. / COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Edge College Hill Two approved for $18.7M TSA by Providence City...

PROVIDENCE - The Providence City Council approved an $18.7 million, 20-year tax-stabilization agreement, or TSA, for Steeple Street RI LLC, for the Edge College...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Joseph Solomon

Joseph Solomon | Mayor, Warwick 1 You are a former city councilman who has taken the place of a longstanding mayor. How are you...
EXPERIENCED LEADER: Barbara Fields has served as the executive director of the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. since January 2015. She previously was the New England regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the director of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. in Providence.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The state needs a stronger affordable-housing law, says R.I. Housing. Executive...

R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year in a position of financial strength, says Executive Director Barbara Fields. It...
MICRO-LOFTS: Joseph R. Paolino Jr., managing partner of Paolino Properties, stands in front of the new Case-Mead Lofts building at 76 Dorrance St. The Case-Mead Lofts are a renovation of a former office building into 44 micro-loft apartments.  / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence has several tax-stabilization policies to woo developers. Plans to have...

New residents already have started moving into one of downtown Providence’s oldest commercial buildings, occupying efficient, modern apartments that have taken spaces once afforded...

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