The city of Providence is seeking to take control of the vacant George C. Arnold building on Washington Street.
The three story structure has been vacant since a damaging fire in 2009 and has been placed on the Providence Preservation Society’s “top ten” list of endangered properties.
President of the Providence Preservation Society, Lucie Searle, says the current condition and vacancy should be a concern.
Searl says she hopes the city's effort will contribute to Washington Street's emerging vibrancy.
The Providence City Council was set to vote Thursday on the measure.
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