Fane Tower seeks to alter original design

This is a rendering of Fane Tower (Jason Fane)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The controversial Fane Tower has submitted new design plans to the I-195 Commission.

The developer of the project said the new plans calls for two less floors of parking and the addition of more residential unites.

The height of the project will remain unchanged.

“The current economy of inflation, recession, and supply chain issues, increased construction costs and higher financing costs required cost reduction by more efficient design to maintain project feasibility,” said developer Jason Fane.

The Fane Tower was approved by the Providence City Council in 2018, despite criticism from some in the community, including Mayor Jorge Elorza who vetoed the project.

A vote on the new design planes is expected in January.

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