May 11, 2018
The new Conant Thread district – a planned transit oriented development in Pawtucket and Central Falls is being recognized as Rhode Island’s next economic hot spot, an example of an incredible federal, state and local collaboration that will not only transform the two cities, but also serve as an important gateway to Rhode Island.
I joined Pawtucket mayor Donald Grebien and Central Falls mayor James Diossa, senator Jack Reed, senator Sheldon Whitehouse, congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation RIDOT director Peter Aviti, Jr. on May 3rd where the vision new Conant Thread district was presented and applauded.
With 4 million s/f of pre-permitted development opportunities in the district and another 4 million s/f adjacent in downtown Pawtucket, Conant Thread offers desirable real estate with affordable development and rental costs providing great opportunities for new and established businesses and residents.
The authentically urban 150-acre district spans two Rhode Island cities – Central Falls and Pawtucket – in the epicenter of the American Industrial Revolution and will surround a new transit center with a commuter rail and bus hub.