Farm Fresh Rhode Island food hub moves forward

PICTURED IS THE site plan for the Rhode Island Food Hub, a commercial center and farmers market in Providence proposed by Farm Fresh Rhode Island. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

PROVIDENCE – A proposal by Farm Fresh Rhode Island for a commercial center and farmers market is expected to be considered by the Providence City Plan Commission next week.

The project is in the preliminary phase. It would involve a 60,000-square-foot building of a single story. The project, called the Rhode Island Food Hub, will include distribution space, a production kitchen, a farmers market and commercial space, according to plans filed with the city.

The proposal is scheduled for a public hearing on March 6.

The site is at 498 Kinsley Ave., located along Kinsley Avenue and Sims Avenue. The architect is DBVW Architects in Providence.

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Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@pbn.com.