In Buildings, Downcity, Housing by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

The project to redevelop the Teste Block, old Providence Gas Building, and Narragansett Hotel Garage now has a website, The site currently is simply a placeholder with an email link for information about leasing and a short marketing blurb: The ProvidenceG is a new development of one of the city’s most iconic historic buildings. Luxury apartment rentals are complimented …

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – September 10, 2012

In Downcity, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, September 10, 2012 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Meeting Room, 444 Westminster Street, Providence Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 11, 2012 and July 9, 2012 Old Business 1. DRC Application No. 11.01: 55 Canal Street (Arnold Hoffman Building, now RISD’s Illustration Studies …

Teste Block Christo’d

In Buildings, Development, Downcity by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Teste Block at Dorrance and Weybosset Streets Last month the Old Narragansett Hotel Garage was wrapped in plastic and now looks gorgeous! Today the adjoining Teste Block Building is getting wrapped and I can’t wait to see what it looks like when the wrapping comes down. All this building wrapping is part of an on-going project to convert all the …