ProJo: Reviving Olneyville: Providence plan seeks overhaul of public housing

In Government, Housing by Greater City Providence1 Comment

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A strategy is being developed to give the low-income [Manton Heights housing] development an overhaul and link it to the rest of Olneyville — one of Providence’s poorest neighborhoods, but a community improving with a helping hand from residents, the city, business owners and nonprofit groups.

Called Build Olneyville, the ambitious plan calls for replacing the development’s buildings with contemporary housing and reconfiguring the layout so there are through streets and mixed-income families living side by side. They also want to double Manton Heights, create jobs and add community amenities for the whole neighborhood, including a new early learning center.

The goal is to inject Olneyville with $100 million — up to $30 million from a federal grant and the rest in public-private partnerships.

See also:
The Providence Journal: A cavalry of community groups rebuilds Olneyville
Greater City Providence: The suburbanization of Olneyville
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  1. Is your picture of the mills intended to imply that that’s where they should put some of the housing? Because. . . that wouldn’t be such a bad idea if there’s space. . .

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