Providence I-195 On-Call Planning

Utile is serving as the on-call planning consultant for the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in Providence, Rhode Island, the state-appointed authority responsible for the development of 21 parcels that were liberated by the relocation of the Interstate south of the Jewelry District in 2013. Utile’s role is to advise the Commission on development and urban design strategies to unify areas of the city previously divided by the highway, and to attract new development and business opportunities to Downtown Providence.

The most recent phase of the District’s revitalization is the development of a pop-up seafood shack and public gathering space adjacent to the site where Wexford Science and Technology recently broke ground on a new 190,000 square foot Innovation Center, intended to engage residents and energize the surrounding area.

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