2018 has been a big year for the city of Warwick, with the economic upturn, city officials and local developers have been able to make huge strides in creating a vision for the City Center and making it a reality. Three major projects are the centerpiece of the City’s prosperity and forward facings outlook for the future.
(From the Mayor’s Office)
Pontiac Mills, located on the Pawtuxet River, once the heart of a thriving textile complex and home to the original Fruit of the Loom brand was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1972. The front building, restored and now home to the NYLO Hotel is a perfect blend of past and the present. Today the remaining 24 buildings are slated for mixed-use development and will include loft-style units with exposed brick walls and beams combined with modern conveniences, as well as a fitness center, garden areas, kayak launch, clubhouse and many more amenities all overlooking the Pawtuxet River. Additionally, plans for a brewery and retail and office space are in the works.
Recently we had the opportunity to visit the site for 125 room Hyatt located on Jefferson Boulevard, adjacent to the train station, with a direct connection to the airport. We are happy to share that Warwick’s newest hotel has opened for business and is accepting reservations. In addition, the Fairfield Inn by Marriott is also undergoing extensive renovations to its rooms, brand and direct accessibility to T.F. Green Airport.
We’d also like to pre-welcome the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre to Warwick which will be opening its 2018 fall season on September 6 at 1245 Jefferson Blvd, with an extensive community celebration including food trucks! Read the full article on the Gamm here.
It’s easy to see why Apponaug Brewery would choose Pontiac Mills as their new home. Centrally located in a beautiful riverside setting, the historic mills serve as the ideal location for a new venture or a new home. And for travelers, the new skyway and hotel accommodations make traveling in and out of Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport more convenient than ever. Warwick certainly is a city on the rise, the perfect place to enjoy on a visit, or for a lifetime.