The Commission gave design approval to Waldorf Capital Management for its apartment development at 91 Chestnut Street. Now the developers can proceed with the City permitting process as they aim for a Spring 2017 ground breaking. For details on Chestnut Commons, click HERE.
In a detailed presentation to the public, CV Wexford announced two anchor tenants for space in the first phase, 190,000 square foot "innovation center." Brown University has signed a letter of intent to move its Professional Studies faculty from its current location across the street. And the Cambridge Innovation Center will take space for the latest location for what has become a nationwide group of creative hotpoints.
After deliberating in Executive Session, the Commission reopened the public session with a vote to commit up to $18.5 million from its Incentive Fund to the project. The project will also qualify for state Rebuild RI credits.
Kate Bramson reports on the Commission's meeting and its decisions in the Providence Journal HERE.
Ted Nisi follows up on Channel 10 WPRI with his report on the news conference a jubilant Gov. Raimondo held the next day, which you can see HERE.
And for a quick survey of projects planned and parcels you could put your own project on, see an informative map from the Providence Journal HERE.
A note about the architect's conception, above, from the CV Wexford presentation: don't get excited about all that green sweeping from Dyer Street to the river. Yes, half of that will be Our Park; The Fane Organization is considering using the other half for a very large, view-of-the-river-blocking apartment complex. The fully rendered buildings are planned for Phase One. Buildings in white are for later phases of the CV Wexford project. The woods at left are now filled with construction underway for the South Street Landing parking garage and the National Grid Switch Gear Building.