Commerce Corporation to vote on future of Tidewater Landing soccer stadium

This is a rendering of the Tidewater Landing project. (City of Pawtucket)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is expected to vote on the future of the Tidewater Landing soccer stadium on Monday.

The Tidewater project also looks to bring 435 housing units and restaurants to Pawtucket’s riverfront.

Secretary of Commerce Liz Tanner said Monday’s scheduled vote will solely focus on the stadium aspect and no additional state funding will be added.

Although, already approved funding could be shifted to help get the stadium off the ground, according to Tanner.

The first phase of the project is expected to cost $124 million. Earlier this year, city leaders and the developer were looking for millions from the state blaming inflation costs.

“We look forward to Commerce RI’s July 25th Board meeting and getting shovels in the ground to start construction on this game changing project for Pawtucket,” Mayor Don Grebien said.

Gov. Dan McKee previously said the project needs to have strong taxpayer protections.

 

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