City Council committee to hear public comment on Hope Point Tower

A rendering of the proposed Hope Point Tower in Providence. (Fane Organization)

Members of the public will have the chance Wednesday to have their say about a proposal for a 46-story building in Providence.

The City Council's Ordinance Committee will discuss Hope Point Tower at a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. in City Council chambers.

Public comment will be allowed. Anyone who wants to speak is asked to sign up when the chamber opens at about 5 p.m.

New York-based developer Jason Fane has proposed building a 46-story residential tower on a vacant piece of land where Interstate 195 used to cross downtown.

The committee would have to approve a zoning change for the 600-foot building. Current zoning rules currently limit construction at the site to 100 feet.

A Providence City Plan Commission previously voted against adjusting zoning rules.

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