The Providence Journal - State funding helped office building conversion in downtown Providence to tiny apartments

Published on June 14, 2023


PROVIDENCE — A former office building from 1894 will soon open as tiny apartments in downtown Providence.

Gov. Dan McKee, Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor and Commerce Secretary Elizabeth Tanner all were on hand for a ribbon cutting and to offer praise for the 65-unit complex of very small and furnished apartments.

The project is receiving at least $2.5 million in state subsidies.

The building was last renovated in 1989 by Paolino Properties. The building has been owned by the Paolino family since the 1950s, when it was bought by former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Paolino.

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