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Warren Zoning Board OKs Tourister variances

Warren Zoning Board OKs Tourister variances

The American Tourister redevelopment project cleared a big hurdle Tuesday evening, when the Warren Zoning Board unanimously granted a half dozen variances the project needs to get off the ground. Calling the project “very exciting,” board chairman Alden Harrington said members voted unanimously to grant variances for building setbacks, parking spaces, flood zone requirements and


Tourister plan back after delay

The American Tourister project is coming back before the town after a month-long delay caused by a “miscommunication.” The Warren Zoning Board of Review will meet Tuesday, July 8, to consider several variance sought by Tourister Mill, LLC, which had originally been scheduled to be heard in late May. They include: * A variance from dimensional


Warren mill developers need zoning help

The would-be developers of the American Tourister complex will be back before the town next week looking for a host of variances and special use permits for their large residential, commercial and office development in north Warren. Principals of Tourister Mill LLC hope to turn the former Warren Manufacturing Co. mill into a development consisting

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American Tourister plan gets Master Plan OK

The would-be developers of the American Tourister property took a significant step Monday night, when the Warren Planning Board voted unanimously to grant the developers’ Master Plan approval to turn the sprawling mill complex into as many as 306 apartments and thousands of square feet of commercial space. Next step in the process is Preliminary,

A rendering of what the main mill at the American Tourister site would look like after redevelopment.

Tourister developers plan waterfront access

Public waterfront access is back in the mix for the old American Tourister mill, the focus of a massive redevelopment that could see 200 apartments and many commercial spaces built there by mid-2015. Developers from Tourister Mill LLC appeared before the Warren Planning Board Wednesday night to bring board members up to speed on the


Tourister developers to show cards soon

A New Hampshire-based development firm that bought the former American Tourister plant five months ago is nearly ready to unveil its plan for the sprawling property to the Town of Warren. Officials from Brady Sullivan, which purchased the property for $2.6 million at a receivership auction in Rhode Island Superior Court, have been very secretive

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Developers close on Warren mill

The old American Tourister mill is officially sold. Attorneys from Manchester, N.H. developers Brady Sullivan closed on the sprawling, landmark property Friday, March 8, purchasing the mill for $2.6 million, about a third of the assessed value assigned by the Town of Warren. Receiver Richard Land, who had been charged by the state Superior Court


Tyska: Tourister auction was opportunity lost

Editor’s note: Bristol Marine and Rhode Island Marine Trades Association president Andy Tyska wrote this commentary in the wake of his firm’s failed bid to acquire the old American Tourister mill at auction. The mill ultimately will be sold to a New Hampshire real estate developer. American Tourister.  The day of the auction. The vision became