India Point project is the first out of I-195 box

RENDERING COURTESY CHURCHILL & BANKS
STAGE SETTER? The developers of The Esplanade at India Point say that if permitting and planning go as expected, construction could begin next summer.
RENDERING COURTESY CHURCHILL & BANKS STAGE SETTER? The developers of The Esplanade at India Point say that if permitting and planning go as expected, construction could begin next summer.
Developer Churchill & Banks wants to be a pioneer of Providence’s Interstate 195 land frontier. The downtown developer hopes to build apartments, stores and offices on the former highway properties south of Wickenden Street on the city’s East Side. But with the redevelopment process for those state-controlled parcels still some way off, Churchill & Banks…

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  1. Looking forward to some integrated, transitional architecture in this city and excited about the potential for a supermarket (MUCH needed in that area). However, I’m disappointed about the price per unit, though I suppose its expected in this particular area.

    Again, we need affordable housing in Providence and in Rhode Island. Until we have jobs with a living wage and incomes to support such rents and basic urban amenities (i.e. grocery stores) we shouldn’t expect to pay prices equivalent to those in far better build-out cities. If $2,000 per month is the cost of rent now, what will it be when and if we reach critical mass and with a definitive system of urbanized living?