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.
Centre of New England
Location: New London Turnpike & Hopkins Hill Rd.
Est. Construction Commencement: 1998
Expected Completion Date: 2015
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.