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RENEWED INTEREST: Pawtucket Foundation Executive Director Jan A. Brodie stands in front of the Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center, which has been attracting residential and commercial development interest to the area since opening on Jan. 23. 

Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center seeing heavy traffic, development interest

The long-awaited Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center is finally here, and many agree it’s been a success so far. The new transit center – comprised of...
REBIRTH? Jan Brodie, executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, stands outside an abandoned industrial building at Conant and Pine streets in Pawtucket that city officials hope will be part of the redevelopment envisioned around a commuter rail and bus station scheduled to be finished in 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Industrial area on cusp of revival in Pawtucket

When Eric DaRosa’s family opened North East Knitting Inc. on Conant Street in Pawtucket, the neighborhood was in rough shape. Many of the historic mill...
IN A WALK-THROUGH of the project site in October, Leland Peyser, at right, CEO of Peyser Real Estate Group, discussed the Dexter Street Commons project. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

R.I. Commerce committee recommends tax-increment incentives for $43.5M Pawtucket project

PAWTUCKET – A large residential project which is expected to be the first major development in the Pawtucket commuter rail station area should be...
THE CONANT THREAD district in Pawtucket and Central Falls is a 160-acre tract. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET.

R.I. Commerce Corp. eyes $5.6M in incentives, including $2M in credits...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. on Wednesday is expected to consider a variety of economic development projects that would qualify for $5.6 million...

Five questions with Jan Brodie

 Jan Brodie | Executive director, The Pawtucket Foundation 1. What is the model for the transit-oriented development district around the commuter rail station expected in...
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