Arcade Providence Apartments

Interesting piece in The Atlantic Cities about the upcoming Arcade apartments with pictures and a model of the micro-units. Developer Evan Granoff has transformed the upper two floors into 48 apartments, thirty-eight of which are micro — between 225 and 450 square feet. (Complete floor plans can be seen at The Arcade Providence website.) Atlantic […]

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Informational Meeting At Central Congo

(7.16) The Providence Preservation Society and the College Hill Neighborhood Association will hold an informational meeting Monday regarding Gilbane’s plan to build a four-story apartment building (housing about 200 grad students) at 257 Thayer Street (between Meeting and Euclid Streets). PPS and CHNA have formed a steering committee and will report their findings and conduct

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New Apartment Building For Thayer Street?

Head over to Greater City: Providence and join a discussion of Gilbane’s proposed apartment building facing on Thayer Street (between Euclid, Brooks and Meeting Streets). While obviously aimed at the Brown University population, the apartments will be available to the general public. The plan includes an interior courtyard with a fireplace. You can see here

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282 Homeless Without Beds For The Winter

As recently covered on the front page of the Providence Journal, in the Providence Business News, and on NBC 10, there are currently 282 more homeless individuals in Rhode Island than there are shelter beds to accommodate them. In other words, 282 people will be without a place to sleep this winter – many of

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Housing Still Unaffordable In RI

Rhode Island has been ranked 2nd in the country (only behind Hawaii) with the largest increase in unaffordability of housing over the last decade according to a new report released last week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. The report shows the current economic crisis has continued to push affordable rental housing out of

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An End to Plywood Windows?

It’s just been announced that Governor Carcieri and Senator Reed will hold a press conference Wednesday with RI Housing and the RI Office of Housing and Community Development, the heroes of the day, regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  This plan will provide $19.6 million to acquire and redevelop foreclosed and abandoned properties, down payments for first-time

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Help save housing/homeless programs!!

From the Housing Network: Housing and Homeless programs are hit hard in the Governor’s proposed supplemental budget that ends in June 2008 and next year’s budget that ends in June 2009.Proposed cuts in the supplemental budget include the elimination of the Neighborhood Opportunities program (NOP); $26 million from RI Housing which will eliminate their program

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