PAWTUCKET PROJECTS WIN BIG AT RHODY AWARDS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
PROVIDENCE — Three outstanding Pawtucket projects were recognized at the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation, held at the Rhode Island State House in Providence. Preserve Rhode Island (PRI) and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) broadcast the presentation on Capitol TV. The annual Rhody Awards honor individuals, organizations, and projects for their contributions to the preservation of Rhode Island’s historic places.
It took $40 million and 15 years to transform a massive turn-of-the-century textile plant built for the Hope Webbing Company into a mixed-use destination now known as Hope Artiste Village. Using Federal and State preservation tax credits, Urban Smart Growth carried out a multiphase rehabilitation that began on the Main Street side with the creation of art studios, professional offices, commercial spaces, night clubs, restaurants, and light industrial units and the restoration of the historic Breaktime bowling alley. The dynamic mix of tenants attracted an exciting attraction—the weekly Farm Fresh RI’s Winter Farmers Market—and provided the momentum for installing 149 residential loft-style apartments in the five-story mill on the Esten Street side.
For more information about the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation, please visit PreserveRI.org/Rhody-Awards