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Downtown Providence

Crossroads Rhode Island, Urban Planning/Neighborhood Revitalization Award, 160 Broad Street

The decision to relocate Crossroads Rhode Island, formerly Travelers Aid of Rhode Island, from its location in downtown Providence, across the highway to Broad Street, has resulted in numerous positive outcomes for the city and state. The project not only rehabilitated an underutilized West End landmark but also provides improved facilities for this important social service agency and the clients it serves. The project represents the spirit and passion of Crossroads Rhode Island and helps the agency to provide much-needed services in a comfortable and attractive setting. The relocation of Crossroads Rhode Island has had a positive impact on both the downtown and West End neighborhoods and has served as a catalyst for other revitalization efforts in both communities. This effort relied heavily on numerous groups including William Kite Architects; Odeh Engineers; Creative Environment Corp.; Gaskell Associates, Ltd.; Maguire Group; Pawlowski Associates; Johnson & Wales University; Rhode Island Tree Council; Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation; Hodess Building Co.; and the hard work and dedication of Anne M. Nolan, Crossroads Rhode Island President, and the Crossroads Rhode Island Staff and Board of Directors.