Greater City Providence

Fogarty Building Demolition

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • It will be nice having a building three times taller there with activity…great location.

  • I hope we’re not witnessing the birth of another Procaccianti Group “Temporary” Surface Parking Lot™

  • For once, you don’t have to worry about that. This is going straight into construction.

  • […] As I noted in Profiles in Largess: Contributions to Elorza Part 2, TPG Hotels & Resorts is one of several wholly owned subsidiaries of the Procaccianti Companies. Elizabeth Procaccianti, according to the TPG website, is the Chief Operations Officer of “Procaccianti Companies and TPG Hotels & Resorts.” Through their affiliates and subsidiaries, the Procaccianti Companies have repeatedly appeared before regulatory boards of the City of Providence. On February 16, 2016, an entity named PRI XII, LP, also managed by Ms. Procaccianti, appeared before the Downtown Design Review Committee with a proposal to construct an extended stay Marriott Residence Inn at the site of the old Fogarty Building on Fountain Street. On May 4, 2016, PRI XII, LP sought relief from the Zoning Board of Review to demolish the existing structure. The building went down on March 19,2017. […]

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