By Associated Press - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A vote on a proposed hotel in Providence has been delayed by the I-195 commission amid concerns from local business owners.

The Providence Journal reports that the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission had previously planned to vote on the proposal Tuesday. Massachusetts developer Gerald Fandetti released the project last spring. The proposed 60-foot-high riverside hotel would include 52 rooms, a restaurant and art gallery.

Critics of the project say the proposed hotel is too large and would affect the property value of neighboring buildings.

A lawyer representing Fandetti says he is disappointed the commission didn’t vote on the hotel.

The commission is scheduled to vote on the project at their next meeting on Oct. 16.


Information from: The Providence Journal,

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