PPS Awards 1577 Westminster Street with Neighborhood Revitalization Award

The Providence Preservation Society awarded the new building at 1577 Westminster Street designed by KITE Architects with a Neighborhood Revitalization Ceremony at their annual Preservation Awards on April 28, 2011.

Featuring a new organic and local food retail store on the ground floor, the upstairs featurse one bedroom apartments for adults with developmental disabilities.¬†SpurwinkRI and WBNA partnered to develop this new mixed-use building in Providence’s historic Armory District using a variety of public and private grants and financing.

The building is intended to recall elements of its Victorian neighbors with a contemporary spirit. Green features include high-performance recycled insulation, solar panels, on-site stormwater retention, low-cost flooring that is made regionally without PVC or petroleum products, high-efficiency condensing boilers, and wood windows with a high-performance fiberglass outer face.