KITE Architects proposed one of the first projects for the I-195 Redevelopment District with the goal of connecting Providence’s vibrant neighborhoods and setting a precedent for excellence. Parcel 8, located at the intersection of South Main and Pike Streets, is on newly created land from the I-195 move. The new building project would stitch together Providence’s Wickenden Street neighborhood with the waterfront area. KITE sees this as a critical site for this new I-195 land in establishing scale, pedestrian experience and tying in the historic character of the surrounding neighborhoods and city as a whole.
The design incorporates existing historic office building on the adjacent site, and create ground-floor retail, office space and residential units that make the most of the water and skyline views. The site is a natural gateway for people arriving in Providence, so key element of the design is the pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist experience as people move around the site.