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Old 06-13-2019, 06:32 AM   #461
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As always, F-Line, you are an amazing wellspring of information on these matters--thanks for sharing...
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:15 AM   #462
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Hey folks – now that I can post, here's some news....

I-195 board gives initial nod to 295 apartments in 2 projects. Parcels 6 & 28. Mess of materials in rendering for 28 but I'll take it. https://www.providencejournal.com/ne...-in-2-projects

I also wanted to add a few Fed Hill/ West End projects that haven’t been shared. These are not huge by any means, but they’re filling some holes.

Some infill (yay!) on Westminster:

- Housing under construction at 1492.
via: Providence Planning https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...7849/152902378

- Extension on top of a storage shed/ garage for Big Nazo. Not yet approved I don’t think but they presented at a neighborhood meeting and the comments were, for the most part, very positive.
Pic and more info: https://www.wbna.org/events/2019/6/4...od-development

- A fugly stumpy under construction at 1292. This one is topped out
via: Providence Planning http://www.providenceri.gov/wp-conte...estminster.jpg

- This one is next to the stumpy. Obviously in the beginning stages. It’ll be a new space for Community MusicWorks.
via: Providence Planning http://www.providenceri.gov/wp-conte...musicworks.jpg

Nearby we’ve got:

- This boring apt building at 473 Washington. Good to have more bodies around though. They demolished a single-story industrial building to plop this one in. There’s a brick muli-story industrial-type building across the street I hope gets developed. https://www.wbna.org/news/2018/10/24...473-washington

- And this loooooong awaited co-op (opened today) and apt complex: http://www.providenceri.gov/wp-conte...aundrysite.jpg

- With terrible plans moving ahead for the Providence Viaduct, I do home they crush the Dean Street onramp and try and stich back Fed Hill with the Valley. Won’t hold my breath but I understand this was discussed.
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:36 PM   #463
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welcome to the forum! Looking forward to more PVD posts!
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:20 AM   #464
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Thanks, Nicanbot.
I like those Wickenden apartments, Providence needs something like those.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:48 PM   #465
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Four apartment buildings proposed in Providence: https://pbn.com/four-apartment-build...in-providence/

You should be able to access as PBN is now free for a while.

The West Fountain apts would nicely complement another building proposed almost directly behind it on Washington.

Wish I had more info a picturesssss. Here are the minutes: https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/Common/Do...2019338666.pdf
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 AM   #466
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78 fountain st well on its way



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Old Yesterday, 10:35 AM   #467
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That one is a real game changer! Huge lot being filled.
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 AM   #468
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Old Yesterday, 04:20 PM   #469
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Wow

“The Providence City Council ultimately overrode Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s veto, allowing the maximum height for parcel 42 of the former I-195 land to be raised by hundreds of feet so that New York developer Jason Fane can build the 46-story Hope Point Tower there.”
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Old Today, 11:10 AM   #470
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I think that monstrosity has to go through the design committee still, but it has been a while since there has been any news. I know lawmakers authorized up to $25 million in tax credits for the proposal last month.
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Old Today, 11:13 AM   #471
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I would like to see this tower redesigned, or at the very least a less awkward base. The tower is neat but the design also seems a bit out of place in Providence.

With that said, I still absolutely want to see this go over 500'.
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Old Today, 11:24 AM   #472
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Love the design. It looks "out of place" in Providence because of the old/conservative designs of what was built 10+ years ago. That should not be the reason to tone down this tower.
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Love seeing all the construction going on in Providence. I'm there quite a lot and love seeing the city build up. I don't know how I feel on the design for the tower though. It's not amazing and it's not horrible. It's just ok. Providence does need a tower of this magnitude though.
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Tower looks like it should be in Atlantic City or Orlando, not Providence. I actually think it would look better glass-sheathed, rather than those horrible black window bands.

Good to see development in such a great city, though.
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Love the design. It looks "out of place" in Providence because of the old/conservative designs of what was built 10+ years ago. That should not be the reason to tone down this tower.
I'm in this camp as well. Providence has a long established reputation of bucking the "Puritanical New England" trend. It's Boston's edgier little sibling to the south. I think this building exemplifies that. I see shades of Chicago's Aqua with this and that one works nicely in a cold climate. No reason this can't work here.

I do agree about the base though - would like to see something that does more to encourage the extension of Dorrance St.'s historic street wall. With the pedestrian bridge going in right there, this will be a new gateway to downtown and should reflect that in its urbanity.
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