Providence G, $20M Downtown Mixed-Use Project, Nears Fall Completion

The renovation of four adjoining structures along Dorrance and Weybosset streets in downtown Providence is slated to bring a mixed-use complex with 56 luxury apartments, 3 restaurants (including one on the roof), a 60-car garage and dry cleaners.

by Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

Providence G, a $20 million mixed-use project, is on track to bring 56 luxury apartments, three restaurants, a 60-car garage and retail to downtown Providence when it is complete this fall.

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, Mayor Angel Taveras and other officials attended a July 31 ribbon cutting for the project, which being developed by New York-based investor Vince Geoffroy and local developer David Corsetti, the Providence Journal reported.

The redevelopment involves four adjoining structures along Dorrance and Weybosset streets: the Providence Gas Building, the former home of National Grid, the Narragansett Hotel Garage and the historic Teste Block. Providence G’s residential component features one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a concierge, gymnasium and dry cleaners.

Brendan Moran, the property’s manager, told the Journal that 25 units have been occupied at monthly rents ranging from $1,600 to $2,700. An 8,000-square-foot pub in the basement and a boutique coffee shop on the first floor are scheduled to open this fall. Also on the way is an 8,000-square-foot rooftop restaurant, scheduled to open next spring. The Teste Block structure will offer six upper-floor apartments along with a 4,000-square-foot ground floor restaurant.

Geoffroy and Corsetti will next team up in downtown Providence to convert an historic building at 290 Westminster Street into a 63-unit multi-family property.

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