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Since this project seems to be moving forward I thought it was about time it gets its own page. A little bit about the project: Tidewater Landing will transform Pawtucket’s waterfront with hundreds of thousands of square feet of new residential and retail development. In addition, a new USL Championship league professional soccer team will compete in a privately-financed stadium.

Rhode Island Commerce said it has approved financing for Pawtucket's Tidewater Landing project: https://turnto10.com/news/local/rho...ncing-for-infrastructure-at-tidewater-landing
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Link to project page: http://thetidewaterlanding.com/
 

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Since this project seems to be moving forward I thought it was about time it gets its own page. A little bit about the project: Tidewater Landing will transform Pawtucket’s waterfront with hundreds of thousands of square feet of new residential and retail development. In addition, a new USL Championship league professional soccer team will compete in a privately-financed stadium.

Rhode Island Commerce said it has approved financing for Pawtucket's Tidewater Landing project: https://turnto10.com/news/local/rho...ncing-for-infrastructure-at-tidewater-landing
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Link to project page: http://thetidewaterlanding.com/
Definitely an exciting project. This is going to transform that area big time. Maybe they'll move the famous McCoy Stadium fireworks for the 4th of July to the new soccer stadium.
 

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After giving an initial glance to the development site, where I-95 traces its "S"-curve path over the Seekonk, I was downright giddy, assuming that this hideous hulking eyesore of a monstrosity (the Apex of blighted mid-century autotopia sterility?) would be demolished. Then I scrutinized the site map more carefully.

Damnit! The gawdawful pyramid is just on the other side of I-95 from the development site. Oh well... at least the monstrosity that is I-95 itself will buffer/block people who are patronizing Tidewater from enduring Apex's horrors.

On the plus side, this puppy is still supposed to open a year or so from now. It will be just .6 miles (12-minute walk) from Tidewater--although, on the opposite side of I-95. Will I-95's hulking, amputating presence prevent Tidewater and the new Pawtucket CR station from combining to catalyze new development on the corridor separating them? Or are folks more optimistic?

[the context seems perhaps analogous to downtown Worcester's plight, where 290 amputates the downtown core and Union Station from the lively and up-and-coming (at least, pre-pandemic) Shrewsbury St. corridor...]
 

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I think development of the the Apex site is key for the area as a whole but there is possibility to “connect” north and south despite the highway bridge running through. I was exploring over there a few weeks back. At least it’s an impressive looking bridge when looking from the ground. It would be good to spruce up Division St. also. This, I think, is the lastest on the city seizing the Apex site. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.providencejournal.com/amp/114424140
 

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I think development of the the Apex site is key for the area as a whole but there is possibility to “connect” north and south despite the highway bridge running through. I was exploring over there a few weeks back. At least it’s an impressive looking bridge when looking from the ground. It would be good to spruce up Division St. also. This, I think, is the lastest on the city seizing the Apex site. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.providencejournal.com/amp/114424140
Thanks for the update regarding Awful Aztec-Lite Apex--glad to hear Pawtucket is well along in the eminent domain process.

(But what the heck is up with the Pawtucket Mayor referring to it as the "Pawtucket River"?! It's the Seekonk River from Central Falls until it spills into the top of the 'Gansett at India Point in Downtown PVD as any map indicates. Was he just calling it that to see if anyone was paying attention, or was the reporter not from around there, or?)
 

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I didn’t catch that and only in RI a couple of years. Not sure if the “locals” up there call it that colloquially or maybe he was saying it along the lines of the “river in Pawtucket” or “Pawtucket’s River.” Beats me, haha. And yea that Apex building is truly hideous and sits on a sea of asphalt against “downtown.” So much potential to realize. Things just take so long when there is no sizable economy to create attention and interest. I am still super curious about the new Hasbro headquarters and if they’ll move out of the city, state, be integrated into Tidewater’s plan or the adjacent Apex site. Or if with that pandemic and more folks moving to do more remote it’ll look like something much different. I haven’t been able to dig anything up.
 

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did the tide's waters ever make it to Pawtucket? I thought the whole idea of the Blackstone/Seekonk river was that it had such a powerful amount of rise compared to its run.

That aside, I'd say that Pawtucket is more than entitled to call is stretch of river the Pawtucket river, and it is probably in RI's interest to renameit within the boundaries of the state.
 

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