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Woonasquatucket River Greenway Extension Project
As a key focus of the Woonasquatucket Vision Plan and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, the Woonasquatucket Greenway Extension Project is a critical segment of the citywide Urban Trail Initiative. This project received nearly $6 million in funding as part of the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program. This one-mile off-road, shared use path will provide a safe connection for those walking and biking between downtown Providence and Eagle Square. With an expected completion date of 2021, this project will improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, provide additional transportation options for residents and visitors, enhance the urban/natural river interface, increase public recreational use of the riverfront, strengthen stormwater management, encourage economic development, and create stronger connections between Downtown and the Smith Hill, Valley, and Olneyville neighborhoods. Community engagement and design work for the Woonasquatucket Greenway Extension Project will begin in Spring/Summer 2019.
About the Woonasquatucket Vision 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
Stay tuned for upcoming meetings and opportunities!
Associate Director of Special Projects