Dyer Street Substation

The design for upcoming renovation of this historic building will create a new substation serving downtown Providence, including major new development on the I-195 parcels. Located on a waterfront site, the City of Providence’s zoning and design review process demanded a thoughtful approach to the historic exterior. KITE is working alongside project engineers to develop an innovative naturally ventilated interior transformer vault that preserves the historic structure and shields equipment from public view. The public-facing storefront will be restored to Department of the Interior standards for historic preservation and will include a public exhibition featuring the history of the site.