Having a close knowledge of current efforts in the City, the TSA Team sees the following as the most important goals in downtown Pawtucket:

Nurture the growing small business community in downtown

  • On street parking
  • Pedestrian access
  • Encourage interior building and exterior public space relationships
  • Zoning process modifications that support mixed use & consistency
  • Pedestrian, bicycle, transportation and automobile traffic flow that encourages people to come downtown

Enhance urban model for downtown through developing:

  • Appropriate building and social density
  • Mixed use residential, commercial and institutional
  • Continuous, contextual urban fabric
  • Consistency of massing, setbacks, and other building logics without prohibitive design strictures
  • Organic, sustainable growth in downtown
  • Incentives for development that support City goals
  • Identity that downtown is for living, working, shopping, and events
  • Attractive public space & landscape elements that connect to buildings

Anticipate and foster upcoming projects:

  • New MBTA Commuter Rail Stop
  • New Iconic I-95 Bridge
  • Blackstone Valley Gateway Project
  • Roosevelt Avenue development
  • Blackstone Valley Bikepath & temporary striping
  • KeepSpace projects
  • Riverfront District integration with downtown
  • State Pier and Town Landing connections
  • Broad Street Corridor revitalization
  • Historic District support
  • Redevelopment of Old Train Depot Site
  • RIPTA rapid bus linkage to Providence
  • Effects of the DMV moving
  • Barton Street Neighborhood affordable housing development
  • Riverfront development on Front Street
  • McDevitt building as small business center
  • Pawtucket Arts Festival and Arts District success
  • New Urban Farmer Community Garden system

Address known areas of concern:

  • Goff Street / Broad Street / Exchange Street Intersection
  • Linking East Side of Providence with downtown Pawtucket
  • Main street one way / two way issue
  • Problematic one way loop in downtown
  • East Avenue 2-way potential
  • New I-95 Bridge Construction
  • Temporary I-95 Truck Traffic
  • Bicycle integration on Roosevelt Avenue & Exchange Street
  • Front Street development connection to downtown
  • Pedestrian issues at RIPTA terminal on Roosevelt Avenue
  • Safe Routes to Tolman High School
  • Linking Pawtucket and Central Falls at Dexter and Goff Intersection
  • Linking future commuter rail site to downtown

Project Oversight by:

City of Pawtucket
The Pawtucket Foundation
Technical Advisory Committee