From the Providence Downtown Improvement District:
Downtown Providence Living Tour Offers Behind-The-Scenes Views of Apartments in The Heart of The City
11 properties to be featured including newly opened rehabilitation projects
Tour 11 downtown apartment buildings, all in one afternoon! On Saturday, June 10th from 11AM to 5PM, The Providence Foundation and Providence Downtown Improvement District (DID) will host a Downtown Providence Living Tour to give the public an insider’s perspective on a variety of residential options in the neighborhood. This year, the tour will feature rental units within the following properties:
- 95 Lofts: 59 apartments located within the redeveloped Irons & Russell Building. 95 Chestnut Street
- 225 Weybosset: 12 renovated apartments in two historic buildings, across from PPAC. 225 Weybosset Street
- Arcade Providence: 48 micro-lofts within a national historic landmark building. 65 Weybosset Street
- Avalon at Center Place: 225-unit building conveniently located across from the train station. 50 Park Row West
- G Reserve: Redevelopment of the iconic 12-story Union Trust Building. 170 Westminster Street
- Peerless Building: The largest Westminster Lofts building featuring a roof deck and atrium. 150 Union Street
- Providence G: 56 luxury apartments within 3 connected historic buildings. 100 Dorrance Street
- Regency Plaza: Full service apartment community with an outdoor pool and tennis courts. 1 Regency Plaza
- The Sampalis Building: 15 apartments above 3 storefronts, across from PPAC and JWU. 199 Weybosset Street
- The Telephone Building: 12 apartments with high ceilings and in-unit laundry. 112 Union Street
- Wilkinson Building: Smallest of the Westminster Lofts buildings, featuring 12 luxury lofts. 90 Eddy Street
All guests must start at the registration center, AS220, 115 Empire Street, where they will pick up tour programs featuring maps and suggested itineraries. From there, guests are encouraged to walk or bike the self-guided route at their own pace, but free shuttle service and pedicab rides will also be provided.
The organizers have collaborated on four previous tours, most recently in fall 2015. They typically attract a broad mix of people who are interested in moving downtown and others who simply want to experience the neighborhood’s transformation up close. The tour takes place rain or shine, and tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 at downtownprovidence.com or on-site at AS220 during the tour for $10. Proceeds will benefit the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy’s restoration of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Kennedy Plaza.
The Downtown Providence Living Tour is sponsored by The Providence Foundation, the Providence Downtown Improvement District, and participating properties, with additional support from The Providence Tourism Council, ASH NYC, CORT Furniture, Craftland, The Dean Hotel, the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Mott & Chace, New Harvest Coffee Roasters, Regency Plaza, Rosalina, and Studio MEJA.