I-195 Redevelopment District’s Parcel 25 eyed for proposed, 5-story R.I. health laboratories building

THE FAVORED SITE for a new state laboratory is Lot 3 of Parcel 25 in the I-195 Redevelopment District, a vacant 1.07-acre site at the corner of Richmond and Clifford streets, according to an R.I. Department of Health presentation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
THE FAVORED SITE for a new state laboratory is Lot 3 of Parcel 25 in the I-195 Redevelopment District, a vacant 1.07-acre site at the corner of Richmond and Clifford streets, according to a R.I. Department of Health presentation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is gaining support for its proposal to build a 5-story building that would house a new state public health laboratory on what’s now a parking lot in the I-195 Redevelopment District, with the chairperson for the district commission deeming it an “ideal fit” for the former highway land. Dr. Nicole…

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  1. Rhode Island’s performance in the public health sector has been better than many other states, but across the nation in every state this sector has been underfunded and understaffed for many years. The situation has become even worse during this pandemic and with abuse shown to this dedicated group of professionals, low morale is prevalent and many have fled for other jobs. Given all these circumstances, this is a much needed project for the State of Rhode Island and one hopes in addition to this new building, the state increases funding and staffing for public health making it one of the best in the nation.