The Providence Redevelopment Agency has given permission to the corporation that runs the city's port facilities to expand.
The Providence Journal reports ProvPort will expand onto a 14-acre parcel of land near the end of Fields Point. The parcel lies between land now owned by ProvPort and Save The Bay.
The PRA endorsement means ProvPort will lease the land for $140,000 a year through July 2036 and use it to expand its terminal and port operations.
ProvPort's plans call for spending about $1.4 million to develop the site, a former landfill. The parcel will be cleared, graded and paved and perimeter fencing will be installed. ProvPort will also spend about $300,000 to restore the open space portion of the parcel.
Save The Bay officials endorsed the plan.