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Historic commercial building in Providence set for redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – A long-vacant industrial building on Westminster Street could be renovated soon under a development plan by Providence-based K&S Development LLC. The building at...

Citizens Bank awards $165K in grants to 11 R.I. small businesses

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank awarded 11 Rhode Island small businesses a total of $165,000 in grants as part of its Small Business Recovery Program,...

Redevelopment of Citizens Bank Building site in Providence draws an appeal

PROVIDENCE – The proposed redevelopment of the historical Citizens Bank Building site in Providence is being challenged by a collection of nonprofits and community-development...

Redevelopment project for former Citizens Bank property criticized

PROVIDENCE – A proposal to build new apartments and convert a former bank building into a mixed-use property is getting criticism from its host...

Children’s Friend opens Center of Excellence at former Asa Messer School...

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Children’s Friend has opened an early-childhood center in the city’s West End after a $6.2 million renovation of the former...

Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most...
COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS: Jeffrey Kerkhoff, owner of Jephry Floral Studio on Broadway in Providence, with customer Melissa Lamoine of Cumberland. Kerkhoff said he feels comfortable in a neighborhood that has improved in value and esteem since he first opened his floral business 20 years ago.
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As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

Twenty years ago, Jeffrey Kerkhoff opened a floral ­studio in a narrow backroom of an upholstery business on Broadway, on the west side of...

West Side house tour to focus on artists, live-work spaces

PROVIDENCE – The live-work space of artists will be the focus of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association house tour this year. Scheduled from 10 a.m....
The Rhode Island Foundation is announcing $400,000 in grants for playgrounds, community gardens and other neighborhood-based projects throughout the state. Foundation CEO Neil D. Steinberg says the funding will produce places to gather, create friendships and inspire new collaborations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $400K in community-building projects

PROVIDENCE - From shared gardens to playground expansion, 47 projects across 25 Rhode Island cities and towns are receiving a total $400,000 in grants...
THE PROVIDENCE ZONING BOARD of Review will take up an appeal on May 9 of the City Plan Commission approval this year for a new mixed-use building at 1292 Westminster St. in the Armory Historical District. / COURTESY ZDS ARCHITECTS

Providence Zoning Board to hear appeal on approval of new mixed-use...

PROVIDENCE – The city’s Zoning Board of Review will take up an appeal on May 9 of the City Plan Commission approval this year...

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