Integlia, city reveal plans for Leviton property in Warwick

Michael Integlia & Co. Wednesday announced plans to preserve the Elizabeth Mill while redeveloping it and the rest of the former Leviton property on Jefferson Blvd. More

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Integlia, city reveal plans for Leviton property in Warwick

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MICHAEL INTEGLIA & CO., along with Warwick and state officials, revealed plans for the 86-acre property in the city's 'Station District' that include redeveloping the 138-year-old Elizabeth Mill across the street from the Interlink intermodal transportation hub.
Posted 11/6/13

WARWICK – Michael Integlia & Co. Wednesday announced plans to preserve the Elizabeth Mill while redeveloping it and the rest of the former Leviton property on Jefferson Blvd.

In a joint news release with city and state officials, company President Michael Integlia Jr. said he intends to find an “adaptive reuse” for the 138-year-old landmark brick mill building that will likely include some mix of offices, apartments, stores and hotel rooms. The three-story, 100,000 square-foot mill is located across the street from the Interlink train station and connection to T.F. Green Airport.

The Oct. 1 sale of Leviton’s 86-acre property involved dividing it into five parcels, three of which were retained by Integlia, with another purchased by Dean Warehousing Services Inc. and another by “a nature conservation group from Nevada,” according to the news release.

In addition to the 5-acre parcel including the mill, Integlia has purchased a 7-acre parcel on the west side of the property that faces Metro Center Blvd., near the company’s Metro East Office Park.

Integlia said he intends to built between 125,000 and 150,000 square feet of Class A office space on the western parcel.

The final 6-acre parcel Integlia acquired facing Kilvert Street “would be ideal for industrial or office uses,” the news release said.

Dean Warehousing has purchased the 635,000-square-foot single-story industrial building on the south side of the Elizabeth Mill. The company, which has previously leased space at the site, is improving the building and consolidating locations in Cumberland and Lincoln into a distribution center and headquarters in Warwick.

Dean CEO Bradford A. Dean on Friday said his company has purchased 32 acres.

The name of the Nevada conservation group was not disclosed, but the news release said it intended to keep 25 acres of land “open space in perpetuity.”

“State, private and city partnerships such as this one reflect the many innovative economic development projects currently occurring in the Warwick Station District and are vital to Rhode Island’s recovery,” said Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee in the news release.

“The Elizabeth Mill stands not only as a symbol of our state’s manufacturing history and the strong work ethic of our residents, but also as a reminder of the individuals who worked here and helped to shape our community,” said Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian. “I thank Mike for recognizing this and being willing to preserve the building.”

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