- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island lawmakers have approved a bill that was needed for a skyscraper project to move forward.

The General Assembly passed legislation to alter the boundaries of a parcel within a redevelopment district in Providence. The land was made available in downtown Providence by the relocation of Interstate 195.

A New York developer has proposed building a 46-story high-rise tower on the land.

The reconfiguration is needed to accommodate the skyscraper on the designated parcel. The legislature says it would also allow for better positioning of the project.

The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has worked with The Fane Organization to develop a preliminary site layout.

Officials in Providence are evaluating the project.

The bill heads to the governor.

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