From the Ashes of a Freeway—a New Neighborhood Rising in Providence

A part of the city of Providence once lobotomized by the I-95 freeway is ready to be born anew as LINK, with three projects already in the works and 19 acres of developable land.
August 20, 2015, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A real estate initiative involving 19 acres of vacant land made available after the relocation of Interstate 195 is attracting interest from developers after a sluggish start," reports Elizabeth Abbott.

"Most of the new parcels became ready for development last year, after considerable infrastructure work was completed in the newly formed I-195 Redevelopment District. Among other things, the state laid new underground power lines and realigned streets to attract developers."

The article includes a lot more detail about the developments planned and proposed for the new neighborhood at the base of Fox Point. All of the developments are overseen by the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, created by the state of Rhode Island and tasked by Gov. Gina Raimondo with transforming the area into an innovation hub.

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Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in The New York Times
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