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Vision 3 Project Wins a Rhody Award


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Providence, RI – Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) was recently awarded a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation for the visionary rehabilitation of the Beaman & Smith Co. Mill (1898, 1917).

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 have demolished some buildings, worked to designate others as historic landmarks, renovated existing buildings, and constructed new buildings.

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 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. The completed revitalized development, including a new 4,800sf retail pharmacy, creates a healthcare hub in South Providence.