December 14, 2018
Pawtucket, RI The New England Real Estate Journal held the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls Summit on November 15th at the Isle Brewers Guild at 461 Main St. The mayor of Pawtucket, Donald Grebien and the mayor of Central Falls, James Diossa, made opening comments.
Jan Brodie of the Pawtucket Foundation spoke in length about the revitalization of the Conant Thread district, along with the new train station underway. Conant Thread is a 150-acre transit-oriented development spanning the cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. It will attract many new start-ups and restaurants. There are 2 million s/f of vacant or underutilized historic mill space and another 2 million s/f of development opportunity on vacant land.
Conant Thread is located only 6 minutes from Providence and 45 minutes from Boston. The district’s multi-modal transportation hub offers easy access to commuter rail, I-95, statewide RIPTA bus network and two nearby international airports. The district also connects to a continuous 48-mile, multi-state bikeway. Visit conantthread.com for more information.