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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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Proposed building at 169 Canal Street

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson19 Comments

The 10-story building would contain 144 studio and one-bedroom apartments with ground floor retail. It appears to be targeting the student market. As far as I can tell, the plan is for no on-site parking with ample bike parking provided within the building.

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Zoning for 210 West Exchange

In Development, Zoning by Jef Nickerson41 Comments

Did you look at the new zoning map and see a little piece of downtown zoning floating by itself on the back side of Federal Hill? I’m told this piece of downtown zoning in the midst of an otherwise mixed-use manufacturing zone was created by the City Council for a proposed development at 210 West Exchange Street.

ProJo: Residential construction, office space eyed for Fox Point land

In 195 Relocation Project, Buildings by Greater City Providence2 Comments

The existing 3-story building on the one-acre lot now houses Vanity Restaurant. That portion of the development will house commercial tenants with the existing 11,000-square-foot structure expanded to 40,000 square feet of commercial space. The residential portion of the project will be new construction that includes 52 one- and two-bedroom apartments, including two penthouse suites. It will also have a …

AS220 Mercantile Block Sneak Preview

In Buildings, Downcity, Events by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

AS220 Mercantile Block Sneak Preview Sunday, June 6, 1pm-3pm Enter at 131 Washington Street AS220’s new live studios ar the Mercantile downtown Providence are expected to be ready by the October. If you are interested in a live space in this beautifully restored building, join us for our open house. Tours, rental informtation and applications available. More info See also, …