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Not the apartment for you

In Buildings by Seth Zeren7 Comments

If you go to public hearings on new development projects often enough, you’ll hear a familiar refrain—the apartments are too small, there’s no garden, too little parking, etc.—which boils down to: “I wouldn’t want to live there.” Well, guess what, not everyone wants to live where you do. Some people live alone, some people have big families; some people like …

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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.