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Heritage Place

Location: 235 Atwells Avenue

Start: Spring 2006

Completion: Spring 2008

Project Description: Ground floor retail space with 26 1,000 sq. ft. apartments, 4 1,400 sq. ft. apartments and 4 townhouses. The development creates 55 parking spaces for public and commercial use and 55 spaces for the residential uses.

Investment: $ 3-5 million

Developer: Conti Development, Ltd. LLC {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} Providence, RI

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my favorite render of the bunch

Agreed. Of all the proposed projects and all the renders I've seen of anything in the city, this is my favorite along with Westin II (although I'm hoping the Cornish tower will blow them all away :whistling: .

I really believe this kind of contextual, townhouse-like style would fly in multiple areas of the city. I'd love to see this kind of design in Wayland Square, the Jewelry District, and some locations on the fringes of downtown. Boston is full of this kind of design.

- Garris

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Where is this exactly? I'm trying to visualize. Thanks. :)

See this aerial.

It's the parking lot and the blue four story building. Heading west on Atwells, cross Dean, pass the Bank of America, and the parking lot is on the right.

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See this aerial.

It's the parking lot and the blue four story building. Heading west on Atwells, cross Dean, pass the Bank of America, and the parking lot is on the right.

Thanks for the info.Great project! I know the space now. It looks a little long for that space even if they demolished those buildings though.??? :huh:

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This project looks great! It seems the blue building is history form the render; to be replaced by the first new building on the left in the render. It looks like it will be a nice streetscape as you're walking towards DePasquale Plaza.

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See this aerial.

It's the parking lot and the blue four story building. Heading west on Atwells, cross Dean, pass the Bank of America, and the parking lot is on the right.

So then the taller building in the background of the render is merely speculation at this point? Or has the developer of Heritage Place suggested that they have other plans for the back of the lot as well?

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So then the taller building in the background of the render is merely speculation at this point? Or has the developer of Heritage Place suggested that they have other plans for the back of the lot as well?

34 housing units and 110 parking spaces wouldn't fit in the liner buildings, so I assume the taller building is indeed part of the proposal, just not colored in on the renderings.

As a disclaimer, I've read nothing about this in any press, and the information above comes from the city. It may have been withdrawn by now for all we now. I have however heard rumours on the street that there is a developer that is determined to develop this spot. So... something will happen eventually, this may not be what we'll end up with though.

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34 housing units and 110 parking spaces wouldn't fit in the liner buildings, so I assume the taller building is indeed part of the proposal, just not colored in on the renderings.

As a disclaimer, I've read nothing about this in any press, and the information above comes from the city. It may have been withdrawn by now for all we now. I have however heard rumours on the street that there is a developer that is determined to develop this spot. So... something will happen eventually, this may not be what we'll end up with though.

This City development book was put together very recently as well, so I am pretty confident everything up there is up-to-date.

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I have however heard rumours on the street that there is a developer that is determined to develop this spot.

I really hope so. I really think this is the nicest and most promising of all the developments and has tremendous potential to really improve the streetscape there.

- Garris

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I wouldn't read too much into this, but Casablanca closed. There is a For Lease sign in the window.

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Property was sold by the PRA to the developer three weeks ago. Developer must start construction by September 06 or lose his guarnatees and possible ownership of the property. We will be tracking his development schedule very closely. We (the city) want this project done.

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We (the city) want this project done.

We (the people who live on Federal Hill) do too! :thumbsup: The sooner the better.

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Thanks for the info Thom! From the sketch, that looks like a great prototype for how to do respectful, contextual, and contemporary development in a historically significant area.

- Garris

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Thanks for the info Thom! From the sketch, that looks like a great prototype for how to do respectful, contextual, and contemporary development in a historically significant area.

We should email it to the Sierra Suites people. :lol:

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We should email it to the Sierra Suites people. :lol:

They (sierra suites peeps) should just hire Newport Collaborative, or one of the other great local firms.

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They (sierra suites peeps) should just hire Newport Collaborative, or one of the other great local firms.

Newport Collaborative does some good work - they did the design on the new CCRI Campus in Newport, and the building fits in perfectly to Newport's character - it looks reminisent of the Casino on Bellevue Ave...

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Newport Collaborative does some good work - they did the design on the new CCRI Campus in Newport, and the building fits in perfectly to Newport's character - it looks reminisent of the Casino on Bellevue Ave...

Imagine a liner building by them fronting Washington (next to the New Japan bldg) like the City Sports bldg on Thayer which they also designed.

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I wouldn't read too much into it, but the small back building that was falling down behind 235 Atwells Avenue has been torn down.

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Property was sold by the PRA to the developer three weeks ago. Developer must start construction by September 06 or lose his guarnatees and possible ownership of the property. We will be tracking his development schedule very closely. We (the city) want this project done.

do we know what the square footage is on this thing?

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hopefully as big as possible

i love this project

it will connect downcity and federal hill in so many more ways

people who come to visit will be walking each way down atwells and spending money

they should put another one like it across the street too

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Any news on this project? It looks like the perfect fit from the rendering.

Thoughtful design. Leads me to predict that it won't get done, while a uglier and more dense Castello Vista 6/10 Belmonte will be approved. This is, after all, Rhode Island.

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Thoughtful design. Leads me to predict that it won't get done, while a uglier and more dense Castello Vista 6/10 Belmonte will be approved. This is, after all, Rhode Island.

The developer has until September to start work, or lose their right to redevelop the property.

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hopefully as big as possible

i love this project

it will connect downcity and federal hill in so many more ways

people who come to visit will be walking each way down atwells and spending money

they should put another one like it across the street too

i asked how big it was because i was curious to know if it was going before the City Plan Commission.

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