April 13, 2018
Pawtucket & Central Falls are known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the home of a thriving textile industry including the renowned Conant Thread mill complex. A center for invention, Conant Thread set the national standard for the quality of its six strand multi-colored thread and its pioneering manufacturing techniques. Today 4 million s/f of mill space is vacant or underutilized – including the historic Conant Thread factory. But what still remain is a creative spirit of original thinking, risk taking and entrepreneurship.
With plans moving forward on a new transit center, set for completion in 2020, the two cities are working together to maximize development opportunity in the surrounding area. The Conant Thread district is 150 acres of new transit-oriented development described in a recent editorial as “A truly transformative project.”