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Not sure the best place to post this, but this was spotted near Citizens Plaza:

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These are the last remaining undeveloped parcels from the Capital Center project that uncovered the rivers and moved the railroad tracks. This land became available some 40 years ago.

Anyone thinking that the 195 Knowledge & Innovation District will be soon completely redeveloped should look to the Capital Center for reference. These endeavors should be viewed through a long term lens as they will go on for decades.
 

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These are the last remaining undeveloped parcels from the Capital Center project that uncovered the rivers and moved the railroad tracks. This land became available some 40 years ago.

Anyone thinking that the 195 Knowledge & Innovation District will be soon completely redeveloped should look to the Capital Center for reference. These endeavors should be viewed through a long term lens as they will go on for decades.
agree totally - would you say the capital center committee is less engaged (perhaps due to time) than the 195 commission? They don’t seem to be pushing as hard but I honestly don’t know.
 
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The Capital Center Commission was created by the state back in 1981 to administer the land made available by the moving of the river and railroad tracks. It appears to still be in existence but I would agree it does not seem all that active. The last parcels developed were the 2019 Homewood Suites and 2018 Station Row Apartments. The still available Parcel 20 where the elevated rail to the East Side tunnel had been was approved for development and was granted tax breaks. It was to be the Edge College Hill Two mixed use residential complex that was 11 stories tall with 163 apartments. Economic and market changes however seemed to have killed the project. Development of Parcel 6C is likely somewhat limited by its bordering the tracks and train station. The parcels 3 and 4 by the One Citizens Plaza tower seem like good locations that have just sat as surface parking lots for some 30 years. For some unexplained reason, there has been no serious interest. I believe that the east parking lot behind the old train station is another parcel that remains undeveloped. It was not listed on the photo of the sign of available lots above. I believe that a hotel was once proposed for the site. I however think that the opening of five new downtown hotels with some 650 rooms in the last four years along with the upheaval in the travel industry due to Covid will pretty much kill any new hotel development for some time in Providence. The city now likely has more than an ample inventory with over 3,000 rooms available in 16 properties in the downtown area.


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A few small developments from a recent walk around Providence (10.16). Fox Point and Federal Hill. The first project appears to be housing over a jewelry store? I confess that's the first time I've seen ground-floor retail in new construction occupied by a jeweler. You can walk downstairs to buy an engagement ring!
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The transitions (or lack of) between materials on that Wickenden project drives me mental every time I go by!
 

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