- Amy Mendillo and Vin Scorziello for Providence Monthly
Mixed-Use Development Excites Neighbors
FPNA has received a flurry of inquiries from neighbors regarding the construction project currently underway at the grassy intersections of Wickenden and South Main/South Water streets. People have asked: What is being built? And especially: Are rumors true that the project includes a Trader Joe’s?
Unfortunately, the architect and developer of the project have not revealed the grocer that will occupy the southern end of the mixed-use structure; that announcement will come in mid-June or July, said principal developer Jordan Durham at a January public meeting. But Durham and principal architect Peter Case, both of Truth Box Inc, have shared other details. The project, which broke ground on Parcel 6 of I-195 land in December 2020, will include 62 mixed-income residential rental units, several ground-level commercial spaces, and the small grocery, all of which will be designed in a clean, modern style and built with natural, environmentally sustainable materials. And while Durham and Case have remained mum on one exciting detail, they have been responsive and communicative with neighbors and with FPNA since the very early stages of the project.
Image, Amy Mendillo