Downtown Providence Living Tour – September 21, 2013

In Downcity, Housingby Greater City Providence1 Comment

Downtown Providence Living Tour Showcases 9 Properties in the Heart of the City Offering an Up Close and Exclusive Look at the City’s Newest Developments, including the Arcade Providence and Providence G Get the inside view on downtown living! On Saturday, September 21st from 11 AM to 5 PM, The Providence Foundation and Downtown Providence Improvement District will host a …

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News & Notes

In Housing, News & Notes, Transportationby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown announces improvement to Marc train Red Line by Brian K. Slack at Baltimore, MD. Photo (cc) Maryland Gov Pics. The Baltimore Sun: O’Malley to announce $1.5 billion for Baltimore-area transportation projects Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to announce $1.5 billion in new state funding for the Baltimore Red Line and more than a dozen …

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PBN: Downtown vision tied to ‘Superman’?

In Buildings, Downcity, Economy, Housingby Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Central to the argument for saving Providence’s Superman Building with public investment is a vision of the downtown economy driven by residents as much as office workers. It’s a vision that’s emerged over the last two decades of downtown revitalization and would take a major leap forward if Rhode Island’s tallest building was filled with 280 apartments in the heart …

Storified: Changing the perception of Downcity

In Downcity, Housing, Peopleby Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

[View the story “Changing the perception of Downcity” on Storify] Changing the perception of Downcity A commenter at last week’s Providence Preservation Society Symposium stated that Downcity Providence is just vacant buildings and homeless people, prompting the following discussion on Twitter. Storified by Gr. City Providence · Wed, Oct 17 2012 08:52:08 Ugh. Downcity is NOT just vacant buildings and …


In Buildings, Downcity, Housingby 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 …

Presumed Parking Lot-ification

In Housing, Parking, Rumorby Matthew Coolidge25 Comments

For the past week or so, there has been a string of caution tape between two cones in front of a house on Cumberland St. Next door: a vacant lot, and next to that, a house that has had the same tape and some chain link propped against it for about a year. A few days ago, I noticed the …

Taveras Administration and City Council introduce vacant property registration ordinance

In Government, Housingby Greater City Providence6 Comments

Image from Mayor Taveras’ Twitter A new ordinance introduced by City Councilors Matos and Principe and co-sponsored by the entire Council will require out of state banks and property owners to register their properties and maintain the interior and exterior of their properties. Failure to register or comply will result in violations of $1,000/day up to $100,000. Mayor Taveras Announces …

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City Plan Commission Meeting, July 17

In Government, Housingby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Notice of Regular Meeting Tuesday, July 17, 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 minutes from June 19th, 2012 meeting – for action Director’s Report Major Land Development Project 1. Case No. 12-026MI – 125 Pitman Street The applicant is seeking preliminary …

PPS & CHNA to hold public meeting on 257 Thayer Street, July 16

In Buildings, Development, Housingby Greater City Providence1 Comment

Union Studio Design Proposal for 257 Thayer Street Public Meeting Next Monday – 257 Thayer Street Proposal In April, following a public meeting to discuss the 257 Thayer Street proposal, Councilman Sam Zurier asked the College Hill Neighborhood Association and PPS to form a Steering Committee comprised of members of both organizations to discuss and evaluate community concerns regarding the …

City: Deadline for Providence Homeowners to Reapply for Homestead Tax Exemption Extended to April 6

In Asides, Government, Housingby Greater City Providence1 Comment

Because of changes to the ordinance governing the City of Providence’s homestead exemption, every Providence homeowner is required to reapply this year for the exemption. Due to the large number of applications still outstanding, the Office of the Tax Assessor has extended the reapplication deadline to Friday, April 6, 2012.

UPDATED: Graduate student housing apartment building proposed on Thayer Street

In Buildings, Colleges/Universities, Development, Housingby Jef Nickerson85 Comments

Update 06/22/2012: Union Studio Architects has updated the proposed 257 Thayer Street Building. PBN: Thayer Street apartment project redesigned “We worked hard to break the scale down into elements that were legible at the street,” said Union Studio principal Donald Powers. “There is a section that responds to Thayer, a section that responds to Euclid, Meeting and Brook. Probably the …