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June 27, 2006
22-story tower proposed for old Providence police building
PROVIDENCE -- City officials joined The Procaccianti Group today in announcing the preliminary plan for development of the old public safety building in LaSalle Square.
The announcement, made at a morning news conference in front of the LaSalle fire station bays, coincided with the completion of The Procaccianti Group’s $3 million purchase of the property from the Providence Redevelopment Agency.
The developer’s plan for the property – which is conceptual and must still go before city design review and zoning boards – calls for demolishing the old public safety building and constructing a 22-story, 496,000-square-foot office tower.
-- Journal staff writer Karen Davis
The project – which is called The Empire at Broadway -- would include a 522-space parking garage and 25,000 square feet of “pedestrian-friendly’’ retail space, according to Tom Niles, executive vice president of development for Procaccianti.
“This is an exciting announcement of importance to the city,’’ Mayor David N. Cicilline said. “The Procaccianti Group is a critical partner in building upon the incredible momentum we have in Providence and its purchase of the long-vacant LaSalle Squate property is a shining example of that important work.’’
Cicilline said the project accomplishes several key objectives: to convert a vacant, blighted property into an asset and a gateway to downtown; to provide the downtown area with added parking and infuse the central city with a large mass of office and retail space.
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