Valley Breeze: Affordable housing replaces overgrown, vacant lot

PAWTUCKET - An overgrown lot on the Pawtucket/Central Falls line that served as an illegal dumping ground for more than a decade has officially been “flipped” thanks to the efforts of Pawtucket Central Falls (PCF) Development, which transformed the brownfields site into new affordable housing along the Blackstone River.

“We essentially rebuilt a neighborhood,” said PCF executive director Linda Weisinger on Monday, speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the development.

The project includes a total of 46 rental homes for low and moderate-income individuals and families in Pawtucket and Central Falls. Construction began last June on the $11 million “Branch Blackstone” development, which is comprised of 29 newly constructed apartments at the corner of East and Branch streets in Pawtucket, in addition to 17 renovated units scattered across Pawtucket and Central Falls.

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