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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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2 LINCOLN JANUARY 9-15, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Among the developments slated for 2020, BANK RHODE ISLAND hopes to expand its campus on Route 116, near Dunkin' Donuts. Planned Bank R.I. expansion one of many projects in Lincoln Comprehensive plan draws controversy LINCOLN – Town Planner Al Ranaldi says the Planning Board expects to hear from representatives from Bank Rhode Island this month on plans to expand the company operation center on Route 116. Ranaldi said bank executives are hoping to build a three-story addition on their existing one-story building at 625 George Washington Highway. In total, its footprint would grow to 6,000 square feet, with three stories of office space. Ranaldi said he expects it to be "a really nice project. They're investing a lot into it and are hoping to make it a campus," like Amica but on a smaller scale. The bank plan is one of numerous projects either ongoing or planned in 2020, including a new Marriott Hotel rising on Route 116 and vacant mill buildings being rehabbed as residen- tial developments in Saylesville. All told, Ranaldi told The Breeze the town is looking at adding a total of 418 housing units to its stock with all projects going through the planning process. Residents this week were calling for strong attendance at a meeting later this month to protest what they see as overdevelopment across Lincoln. Lincoln's Comprehensive Plan lays out a goal of maintaining 30 percent of open space in town. Despite the increase in development, Ranaldi said the town is closer than ever to that goal, thanks in part to the Whipple- Cullen development, which will add open space to the town's register. Ranaldi said 28 percent of Lincoln's land is currently preserved as active or passive open space. When the comp plan was updated in 2003, only 21.3 percent of the town was desig- nated as open space. In December, the Planning Board heard from developers concerning a number of projects on deck for 2020. A second mill conversion project in Saylesville was approved at the final plan level last month, call- ing for 22 apartment units at 60 Industrial Circle. The developer, Dakota Partners, is currently building 40 apartment units at 90 Industrial Circle. Phase two of construction on 60 Industrial will begin pending approv- al of a low-income tax credit through Rhode Island Housing, according to Ranaldi. Another substantial mill rehab in the Historic Sayles Mill Bleachery By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See EXPANSION, Page 4 INSURING YOUR CLASSIC CAR When car lovers reach the point where they can afford the classic car of their dreams, it's important to make sure it is protected with the proper kind of insurance. "Classic car insurance" differs from the coverage needed by ordinary commuter vehicles in that it may not need as much liability coverage (because the cars are driven less); however, special parts and skilled labor are required for repair. While the factors that qualify a vehicle for classic car status may vary from insurer to insurer, an automobile must be ten to twenty years old to be eligible. In addition, there is generally an annual mileage limit placed on the vehicle, as well as requirements regarding condition and safe storage. Whether it's personal, business, or life and health insurance, HUNTER INSURANCE, INC. designs and develops total insurance programs. To learn more, please call 769-9500, or visit our agents at 389 Old River Rd., Lincoln. As an independent Trusted Choice agency, we are able to choose from a group of reputable insurance companies and underwriters, offering superior coverage at a competitive price. NOTE: For those in the process of restoring a classic car, there is "restoration coverage," which covers the vehicle during the restoration period and automatically adjusts to reflect the increase in value. G R A N D O P E N I N G STILLWATER ASSISTED LIVING AND SKILLED NURSING COMMUNITY AN AFFILIATE OF EDEN HEALTH CARE Our caring hearts and helping hands make the difference formally Cortland Place Let Us Help You Make The Right Move Move in before January 31, 2020 and receive a $1,500 Bonus Towards Your Rent in Assisted Living and we'll pay for the moving costs! (Not to exceed $450) ~Traditional Assisted Living~ ~Two Memory Care Communities~ ~Subacute Skilled Nursing and Rehab~ ~Long Term Care~ To schedule a tour, call 401-949-3880 20 Austin Avenue Greenville, RI 02828

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