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WPRI: Providence seeks to seize control of Arnold Building

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George C. Arnold Building (aka The Narrow Building), photo by Jef Nickerson The Providence City Council is set to give Mayor Angel Taveras the green light to seize a landmark downtown building that’s been decaying for years. The council’s Ordinance Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow the Providence Redevelopment Agency to take over the George C. Arnold Building on …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – May 21, 2013

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from April 23, 2013 meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral 3362 – Petition for zone change from R-2 to M-1 at 230 Carolina Ave. Petition to rezone the property at 230 Carolina Ave from R-2 to M-1 subject to the use of the property being …

Narrow Building better secured

In Buildings, Downcity by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

The ground floor of the Narrow Building has been pretty much wide open for weeks now, allowing anyone to enter and “accidentally” start a fire, or oops get hurt, and then result in the building being declared a “public safety hazard.” I reported it to the City a few weeks ago and am glad to see that someone has finally …

GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © Paul Shelasky Photo © provbenson2009

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PPS 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson25 Comments

Today, The Providence Preservation Society released their, 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties List. Let’s take a look: 1. Admiral Ezek Hopkins Homestead 97 Admiral Street, Wanskuck Photo Google Street View 2. Arcade 65 Weybosset Street, Downcity Photo Jef Nickerson

Fire in the Narrow Building!

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There was a fire in The Narrow Building on Washington Street this afternoon. Photos by Jef Nickerson I took these photos around 5:45pm and the fire seemed to be out. Mathewson, Washington, and Union Streets were shut down and the URI Building had been evacuated. No word on the cause or amount of damage. Work had been taking place in …