The Valley Breeze: Officials break ground on $42 million rehab of Prospect Heights
PAWTUCKET - WinnCompanies, a multi-family property developer and manager, and Omni Development Corporation, the largest minority not-for-profit housing developer in Rhode Island, last Tuesday formally kicked off $42 million in renovations to modernize Prospect Heights Apartments, a historic New Deal-era public housing community on Prospect Street.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Pawtucket Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Vadnais and Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing Barbara Fields were among the dignitaries who attended the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the work, which will rehabilitate 292 apartments spread across 35 two-story buildings and also create 20 new units of housing at the 21-acre site.
“This redevelopment is creating a new future for the residents of this New Deal-era property,” said WinnDevelopment President and Managing Partner Larry Curtis.
Courtesy of The Valley Breeze