Keep up with essential planning news and commentary, delivered to your inbox every Monday and Thursday.
From the Ashes of a Freeway—a New Neighborhood Rising in Providence
"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.