Current Projects

The Department of Planning and Development is pleased to introduce to you, a snapshot of ongoing projects in the Town of Coventry.  For more information on the following projects and other developments in Town, please contact the Department of Planning and Development at (401) 822-6230.



Commercial Development


Centre of New England 


Location: New London Turnpike & Hopkins Hill Rd.

Proposal: Commercial/Retail/Residential

Est. Construction Commencement: 1998

Expected Completion Date:  2015


Project Description:

The Centre of New England is retail, commercial, industrial and residential development located east of Hopkins Hill Road and west of New London Turnpike.  It has immediate entrance/exit to I-95.  Construction has progressed in phases and continues to this day with Phases 6 and 1 under review by the Town.   The Centre is currently home to WalMart, Home Depot, BJ’s, Applebee’s, Wendy’s, 2 hotels, numerous retail stores and a residential condominium development.



Falls at Scott Hollow

Location: Route 102

Proposal: 19 lot residential cluster development

Est. Construction Commencement: Summer 2012 

Expected Completion Date:  May 2013


Project Description:

The residential subdivision consists of 19 house lots ranging from 1 to 3 acres in area.  The development has 81 acres of permanent, scenic open space.  Infrastructure construction including roads and drainage is near completion.  Route 102 provides direct access to I-95.



Brookside Center

Tiogue Avenue, Coventry, RI

Location: 1055 Tiogue Avenue 

Proposal: Mixed Use

Est. Construction Commencement: Spring 2012

Expected Completion Date:  Spring 2014


Project Description:  The Brookside Center is a planned mixed-use development which has been designed to be in harmony with the surrounding area, neighboring businesses and homes near the Site.  Brookside Center will be comprised of offices, retail stores and condominiums.  The Site is located within minutes if I-95 and the T.F. Green International Airport. Inquiries may be directed to Ray Lavey, Churchill & Banks, and (401) 273-8010.



Dave’s Marketplace

Location: Coventry Shoppers Park (Route 117)

Proposal: Grocery Store

Completion Date:  Spring 2011


Project Description:  The  project  consists of of an approximately  23,000 square foot Dave’s Marketplace with associated improvements across South Main Street



Mill Redevelopment


Anthony Mill

Route 117, Coventry, RI

Present Day (Pre-Development)

Location: 618 Washington Street

Proposal: Mixed use residential

Est. Construction Commencement: Spring 2012

Expected Completion Date: Spring 2013


Project Description:  The Planning Commission recently approved the Anthony Mill  conversion project which will preserve and rehabilitate the historic mill and provide 125 riverside residential apartments. It is located on the banks of the Pawtuxet River.  The mill is within the Anthony Village Historic District which was recently included in the U.S. Park Service National Register of Historic Places. The Historic District is 252 acres in area and is comprised of 247 significant structures.  Anthony Mill is located 

adjacent to the East Coast Greenway which provides walking, biking and jogging activities opportunities for the public. Also, in close proximity to Anthony Mill is the General Nathanael  Greene Homestead. Nathanael Greene was second in command of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and his Southern Campaign is credited with much of the success for the defeat of the British forces.


The Anthony Mill is being redeveloped by Brady Sullivan, LLC which has redeveloped a number of mills in New England. The development is being overseen by the Planning Department and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.



Affordable Housing


The State’s Low & Moderate Income Housing Act ensures that cities and towns provide affordable, safe, accessible and sanitary housing for all its residents. The Planning Commission recently approved three (3) affordable housing developments in Town: Tiffany Village, Coventry Meadows and Golden Ridge. The Planning Department is currently overseeing the development of these projects.  These high-quality developments are in close proximity to public transportation, stores and recreation areas.  Tiffany Village:  Eight buildings with a total of 168 units on New London Turnpike. Construction is expected to begin in 2012.


Coventry Meadows:44 units near the intersection of Route 3 & Arnold Road. 

Presently under construction.


Golden Ridge: 34 units on Main Street in Anthony. Age-restricted.

For more information on existing affordable housing developments in the Town of Coventry,  please contact the Coventry Housing Authority at 401-828-4367 or the Planning Department at 401-822-6246/6230.



Environmental Improvement/Infrastructure Projects


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Pawtuxet River Restoration Project


Location: Washington Street

Commencement: June 2012

Completion: September 2012



Project Description:  As a result of the historic floods of March 2010, The Pawtuxet River overflowed its banks causing flooding of sections of Anthony Village and structural damage to adjacent buildings. The Town through a federal grant from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is administering the design engineering and construction for the riverbank remediation project at an estimated cost of $3+ million. The project consists of stabilization of an adjacent mill tower, removal & replacement of the riverbank walls, widening of the river channel and remediation of the river. The project is immediately adjacent to and will link up with RIDOT’s replacement of the former Laurel Avenue Bridge which was destroyed in the March 2010 floods.


Industrial Drive Sewer Extension


Location: 1277 Main Street to Industrial Drive

Commencement: September 2012

Completion: September 2013


Project Description:  The Town through a grant from U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration is undertaking a 7200 foot sewer extension from the Community Center to the Industrial Park. The project will allow existing businesses to expand and entice new businesses to the town thereby creating higher paying job opportunities for the citizens. The project plans are currently under design and construction activities should commence in the fall. Introduction of sewers in lieu of septic systems will improve the groundwater quality in the area.