Providence, RI – Vision 3 Architects recently celebrated with Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) the award of Outstanding Smart Growth Project from Grow Smart Rhode Island.
PCHC purchased a former manufacturing facility to develop an entire urban block as a comprehensive healthcare campus to serve its patients in this South Providence community.
Over a 10-year period, Vision 3 Architects and PCHC demolished some buildings, worked to designate others as historic landmarks, renovated existing buildings, and constructed new ones. Two existing historic industrial buildings, formerly Federated Lithograph buildings, have been renovated and a new, 18,000sf two-story addition constructed to make up the new 41,750sf, LEED Silver certified Prairie Avenue Health Center.
The 50,000sf former Beaman and Smith mill building is now medical office space, funded in part by state and federal historic tax credits, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a winner of a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.
The completed revitalized development, including a new 4,800sf retail pharmacy, creates a healthcare hub in South Providence.