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5 responses to “Jason Fane’s Hope Point Tower project given greenlight to proceed by I-195 Commission”

  1. salgal

    This sounds like another perfect Rhode Island mound of bullshit. We’re so good at this, right? Fane is going to ask for and receive subsides. He is going to price the units higher than any others in the area. That didn’t work for Waterplace Park. Why should it work for Hope Point Tower? I fail to understand the Commission’s seeming infatuation for this man and this vain, silly, and dumb proposal which we all know will turn into a boondoggle sooner rather than later.

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    1. PinkHatLib

      Hopefully we’ll get a surface parking lot there instead or maybe another tax-exempt Brown owned building. Oooh! Or maybe a scrapyard!

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  2. leftyrite

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  3. leftyrite

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    CrownVictoria1984 2 years ago
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  4. leftyrite

    Hello.

    Glad to see (1) positive response

    to CrownVictoria1984 2 years ago

    The Kinks freakin’ rule!

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    Why? you might ask.

    I’ll tell you why.

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