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PROPOSED - RI Medical Society Building

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PROJO: "Renovate, preserve: New owners of historic building have ambitious plans"

http://www.projo.com/business/content/bz_m...B4.202b595.html

not only that, a RI based company with national outreach will relocate here from Warwick and eventually add staff:

"The company is working with historic preservationists to develop a plan for refurbishing the two-story brick building into offices that can accommodate Moran

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The 1912 RI Medical Society building at the corner of Hayes and Francis Street (btwn. Providence Place and Masonic Temple) is one of my favorites. The Medical Society sold it in 2003 and Moran Shipping Agencies, which facilitates international trade by assisting oceangoing vessels transiting U.S. ports, has now purchased the 12,000 sf bldg. and plans to rehab it for it's RI headquarters (they currently have an office on Jefferson Blvd.)

Here's the article in yesterday's ProJo: RI Medical Society bldg

Some highlights from the article:

[*]"Kelly, of Moran Shipping, said the ability to apply the state

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D'oh!

You bet me to the post by 9 minutes! :thumbsup:

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There's an item on the February 12th Zoning Board of Review meeting that relates to this property:

FRANCIS STREET REALTY, LLC: 110 Francis Street, Lot 189 on the Tax Assessor

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Does anyone have any idea where this project is going? Nothing has been touched there since this was announced.

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Does anyone have any idea where this project is going? Nothing has been touched there since this was announced.

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Just a random photo from this weekend as I passed by the building - the new stair tower caught my eye, as something I should post here for an update:

MoranShipping.jpg

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I like how in a way, the stair tower blends, same brick and other features, but also, it looks different enough to tell it is an add on, the large windows. It says it is of a different era, but does not scream so too loudly.

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