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Just announced: Organic grocery store moving into downtown Providence. This will significantly improve the livability of Downtown and hopefully boost its appeal as a residential area.
Just saw that. Will be very convenient for the fairly new Nightengale residents living in the 143 apartments in the five floors above it. Should also be a short walk for all the loft apartments on Westminster street as well.

Also noticed on Monday that the framing for the Wickendon Street (195 Parcel 6) building which is supposed to house the long rumored Trader Joe's has begun to rise. The write up for this building lists that it will have a 13,000 sf grocery store.
 
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The projects in #bancars 09-05-2021 photos:

#1 Emblem 125
A mixed-use 6 story project on Parcel 28 that includes 248 residential units and approximately 22,700 SF of retail space. The project broke ground in October of 2020 and is expected to be complete in Summer of 2022.

#2 Emblem 125
See above

#3 Bell Tower Place
Multi building apartment complex on Federal Hill at the corner of Atwells Ave and Dean Street on the former Mt Carmel Church property

#4 Bell Tower Place
See above

#5 Point 225
200,000-SF commercial office building opened in July 2019 and anchored by the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), Brown University's School of Professional Studies, and Johnson & Johnson. The building also features an 8,000-SF public meeting and gathering space called District Hall.

#6 Point 225 and the under construction Aloft Hotel in the background
See Point 225 description above. Aloft Hotel is a 7 story 175 room hotel with roof top bar set to open this fall.

#7 Garrahy Courthouse Parking Garage
415,000sf parking garage with an approximate capacity for 1,000 cars

#8 Park on the west side of the river by the pedestrian bridge with The Guild beer garden (Note that the Point 225, Garrahy Courthouse Parking Garage, and aloft Hotel are all visible in the background. The park and the sites of these buildings were once the path of Route 195)
 
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The Omni Group “Bell Tower” project is horrendous. I liked the footprint when it was going up but the materials, framing, colors and dollar store, pointless shutters are shameful. This is the same group looking to “redevelop” the site behind the old Citizens Bank building at Cranston and Westminster. I hope they don’t get the opportunity to expand their brand of plastic, opportunistic faux urbanism.
 

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The installation of extruded aluminum cladding is underway on the Brown University Performing Arts Center project on College Hill. The first insulated glass panels were installed on the rear of the building's clearstory about two weeks ago.
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A private developer has purchased 101 Richmond St (built circa 1927) and its adjacent parking lot from Johnson & Wales University with the intention of redeveloping the existing building as a mixed-use space. As planned, the redeveloped building would include twelve apartments priced between $1,575 and 2,200; the retail space will include a bar. The developer hopes to begin construction "within two months" and complete it within "about 20 months."

The property is immediately adjacent to Emblem 125, a $90 million mixed-use project with 248 residential units expected to be complete by summer of 2022. Earlier this year, a 12 story apartment building was proposed for a parcel across the street.

 

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I get that this projects goals are adaptive reuse, but I would have loved to see them put *something* on the Cranston frontage instead of parking. 72 spots for 41 studio and one bed units is excessive. Parklet or outdoor green space, even - something not asphalt.
 

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The developer behind the proposed 126 unit project at 155 Chestnut has abandoned the project. It's a real shame. More housing outside the ugly 5-over-1 mold with no/limited off street parking is exactly what this part of Providence needs to regain the sort of life and streetscape it deserves.
 

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Good get for Providence. Wish this had been around when I lived near Wayland Square.
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It has been the worst kept secret for some two years. It will be in the new mixed use development being built at Wickendon and S Main Streets which was once the path of Route 195. The Trader Joe's store is being built as a separate one story building that will run along S Main. The entrance looks like it will face north to an open area (may be road to garage) behind the new residential building on Wickendon.

It along the new Rory's Market & Kitchen which will open in September at Washington and Mathweson will provide good food shopping options within walking distance to the fast growing downtown residential community.

The Providence East Side/Fox Point neighborhood will now have two Whole Foods and a Trader Joe's.
 
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