Three city projects win American Planning Association awards

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized three local projects for outstanding contributions to planning at its annual awards celebration on Dec. 10 at Slater Mill in Pawtucket. There were 10 awards total.

The three city award winners are:

  • Art Bridges Pawtucket, for Excellence in Community Engagement.
  • The Festival Pier, Redevelopment for Outstanding Public Space Project.
  • And the Blackstone Valley Gateways II by the Pawtucket Central Falls Development, with the Paul Davidoff Award for projects that helped to transform a distressed neighborhood.

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Pawtucket Central Falls Development celebrates 25th

PAWTUCKET - Join Pawtucket Central Falls Development in celebrating its 25th year of working to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods in Pawtucket and Central Falls.

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Pawtucket, C.F. get big share of EPA cleanup funds  

The Environmental Protection Agency last week awarded more than $10.3 million in Brownfield grants to municipalities and organizations working to protect people's health by assessing and cleaning up contaminated parcels in local communities, and $1 million of that came to Rhode Island.

The grants, funded by the EPA's Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grant program, provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment.

* The Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation will receive $600,000 in cleanup grants for vacant properties at 18 and 24 Branch St. and 10 East St.

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Pride being restored to historic Gately Building

PAWTUCKET - One of the downtown's most unique structures, the historic Gately Building at 335 Main St., is being remade into a hip new housing complex, according to those behind it.  The Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation is responsible for yet another rehab of an old building. This one will bring 13 rental units, a community room and a culinary arts center for the Amos House to the triangular structure.

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July 31, 2014

PCDC and REACH merge to create Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation

Representatives from Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation (PCDC) and Realty Endeavors for Affordable Community Housing, Inc. (REACH) announced this week that the two companies merged on July 1, 2014 resulting in Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation (PCFDC).

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