Officials break ground on low-income apartments property in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Officials broke ground at the new Residences at Riverside Square apartments in East Providence Monday morning.

The development will include 16 one and two-bedroom apartments on Bullocks Point Avenue, including three units for youth transitioning out of foster care through a partnership with Foster Forward.

“This groundbreaking is a signal that we can do big things when we work together,” said Jennifer Hawkins, ONE Neighborhood Builders president. “While this project on its own won’t solve the state’s housing crisis, it is an example of the kinds of projects — at scale — that can.”

The apartments will serve low-income families as well as young people coming out of foster care.

“The Residences at Riverside Square will not only bring new life to a property that sat vacant for years, but it will provide youth transitioning out of foster care, a place to call home,” said Mayor Bob DaSilva. “And to me, that’s a definite win!”

ONE Neighborhood Builders acquired the vacant VAMCO property two years ago. The development is set to be completed in early 2024.

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