Developers To Share Armory Proposals

(10.15) The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) invites all concerned citizens to join the State of Rhode Island for one of two virtual, public meetings that will feature proposals for the renovation and reuse of the Cranston Street Armory.

These proposals were received as part of the state’s Request for Proposals process this past March. PPS helped form and has served as a member of the Steering Committee for this process since its inception.

The two meetings will be identical in format and will include prerecorded presentations of the proposed projects, after which attendees can ask questions of the developers.

Meeting One: 3pm to 5pm, Tuesday, October 13.

Meeting Two: 5pm to 7pm, Thursday, October 15.

Learn about the Cranston Street Armory here.

From 1909 until 1981, the Armory served as the Providence Civic Center. Among other functions, the building has held track meets, boxing matches, circuses, auto shows, inaugural balls, and political rallies. . . The Armory is reinforced with three foot thick walls.

This Providence landmark has been listed on the PPS Most Endangered Properties List nine times, most recently in 2017. (Past lists no longer seem to be archived.)

Our suggestion: Roller rink with interior roller coaster . . . Coaster Rinka!

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