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About the Plan
The City of Providence, in partnership with the community, is proud to present the Woonasquatucket Vision Plan– a vision for the area along the Woonasquatucket River from Paragon Mills to Providence Place Mall– including portions of the City’s Olneyville, Valley, and Smith Hill neighborhoods. Funded by an Area-wide Planning Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Providence worked closely with community members to plan for the thoughtful redevelopment of polluted industrial sites to stimulate economic development that benefits Providence residents and strengthens environmental and social resilience in the Project Area. The Vision Plan will be used to guide the many investments planned and underway in the Project Area, determine other needed investments, and advocate and secure resources for implementation of the community’s vision.
View or download the Woonasquatucket Vision Plan (July 2018):
- Introduction and Chapter 1: About the Project
- Chapter 2: Community Priorities and Implementation Strategies
- Chapter 3: Catalyst Sites (Redevelopment Scenarios and Market Analysis)
- Appendix: Affordable Maker Building Toolkit
Calendar of Events
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Parking lot of Iglesia Puerta de Refugio, 247 Valley Street
Facebook Event Page
Join your neighbors for lunch and share your vision for the future of the neighborhoods surrounding the Woonasquatucket River.
View Community Picnic Presentation
November 14-18, 2017 | 10:00AM– 8:00PM Daily
WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street
View Detailed Workshop Schedule
Work alongside the planning team to translate community input into designs, policies, and actions. Drop in anytime to chat one-on-one with the planners and/or attend the workshop events.
Roll up your sleeves and contribute your ideas in a hands-on brainstorm. Use maps, drawings, images, and other tools to tell the planning team what you want for the future of the neighborhood.
Review initial design and policy ideas at the halfway mark. See your ideas take shape, and share your feedback with the planning team.
Review the revised design and policy ideas that emerge from community input. See ideas evolve based on your feedback.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM
The Wurks, 45 Acorn Street
Facebook Event Page
View Open House Presentation
View Footage of Mayor’s Remarks and Presentation
View and Comment on the draft Woonasquatucket Vision Plan
The planning team presented a complete draft of the Woonasquatucket Vision Plan to you. Get a pre-release view and share your feedback in this final round of input.
Associate Director of Special Projects