Developers Transform Providence Industrial Complex
Providence, RI has evolved as a city over the years while also retaining its industrial history. In an effort to further preserve and promote this legacy, several young developers have transformed a property formerly used by Providence Steel and Iron into what is now known as the The Steel Yard. The renovated buildings house multiple community services and offer space for local artists as well as youth programs in various trades. The Steel Yard has also been contracted by the Providence Downtown Improvement District for pieces of street furniture. Support for the project was made possible with the help of local residents and brownfield-redevelopment funds from the EPA. Read more.