Client: West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation
Location: Providence, RI
Use: Mixed-Income Housing
Size: 150,000 s.f.
Completed: First Phase 2006, Second Phase 2010
This mill rehabilitation involved conversion of a late nineteenth-century masonry mill complex into 22 affordable rental apartments and 47 market-rate loft apartments. To turn these abandoned and derelict historic structures into a positive contributor to the neighborhood, the brownfield site was remediated, later additions were selectively removed and a courtyard between the buildings was landscaped. During a subsequent phase, an early 20th-century, 50,000 s.f. wood building will be renovated to create commercial offices and additional residential units.
2006 Providence Preservation Society Award for Adaptive Re-Use/Neighborhood Revitalization/Urban Planning Award