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UPDATED: ProJo: 195 Commission agrees to deal on $50-million, 500-bed student housing development

In 195 Relocation Project, Development by Jef Nickerson44 Comments

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted behind closed doors Monday to sign a purchase and sale agreement with a Texas development firm that specializes in privatized student housing to build a $50-million, six-story housing development that will accommodate 500 renters on the west side of the Providence River.

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WJAR: New apartments coming soon behind Garden City

In Development by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

This won’t be car-free urbanist living to be sure, the article describes the development as featuring underground parking with elevator access, but it will give people the option of dipping their toes into the environment of living closely with neighbors, the option to at least consider walking to Garden City to buy groceries or have dinner… a simulacrum of urban living. It is a start.

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PBN report on new apartment building next to Eastside Marketplace

In Buildings, Development by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Named The Premier, the new 26-unit building is Dulgarian’s latest entry into the luxury rental market, following roughly a decade after the completion of his 16-unit Wayland Court apartments just up the street. Like Wayland Court, The Premier is targeting the high-end market of downsizing baby boomers expected to swell over the next 15 years. – Providence Business News

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City Plan Commission Meeting – June 18, 2013

In Development, Government by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from the May 21st 2013 meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral 3365 – Petition for a permanent easement for property located at 186 Fountain Street The applicant is requesting a permanent easement to construct an outdoor deck for the restaurant located at 186 Fountain Street …

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – June 10, 2013

In Development, Downcity, Government by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 13, 2013 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 12.10: 122 Fountain Street (Diocese House / aka the Sportsman’s Inn) – Proposal by 122 Fountain, LLC to install new awnings, handrails and signage as part of the renovation of the building into a hotel. (The project received final …

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ProJo: Project for Kettle Point, long at rest, on the move

In Development, Waterfront by Greater City Providence3 Comments

Rendering of Kettle Point by Union Studio Architecture & Community Design Tuesday night, the city’s Waterfront District Commission unanimously approved the 40-acre, 407-unit, $75-million Kettle Point development. The project developer is Churchill & Banks of Providence. Richard Baccari II, the firm’s executive vice president, said that after state permits are obtained, construction would begin this summer. A year later, the …