With 39 miles of beautiful coastline, terrific recreational facilities, fantastic restaurants to suit every taste and unlimited retail opportunities, Warwick is a great place both to visit and call home. But we’re also a City on the move, with major development projects adding to our diverse commercial base and the overall quality of life for out-of-town guests and residents alike.
Nestled along the banks of the Pawtuxet River, Pontiac Mills has been a centerpiece of the historic village since 1863. The Mills, which have been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972, produced the original Fruit of the Loom brand of cloth.
In recent years, the complex has been undergoing a more than $35-million revitalization and is now home to a mix of residential and commercial uses, including a boxing and fitness studio, hair salon, offices, and one- and two-bedroom loft-style apartments that offer exposed brick, high ceilings and a number of amenities. The Mills are also home to the Apponaug Brewing Company, which has great views of the river from its taproom and outdoor patio. And, It’s all in convenient proximity to the highway, malls, and shopping on Route 2.
If you arrive in Warwick at T.F. Green Airport, you’ve landed right near City Centre Warwick, comprised of more than 100 acres surrounding the airport and the InterLink intermodal commuter rail station. This area is being re-developed into a transit-oriented, mixed use, “live/work/play” neighborhood. In addition to new restaurants, the arrival of Hyatt Place, and multi-million dollar investments in improvements to existing hotels, plans for the construction of 70 condominiums and apartments are underway – all of this just a stone’s throw from the airport, InterLink, and the highway. Look for the announcement of other exciting new developments in the area in the months to come, as we see more local and out-of-state investors realizing why Warwick is a perfect place to call home.
We’re also seeing investment elsewhere in the City, including new residential developments, the addition of three new tenants in the Showcase Cinema complex, new stores along the West Shore Road corridor, and the revitalization of the historic “sawtooth” building in the heart of Apponaug Village.
Thanks to grant funding, we’ve installed new electric vehicle charging stations at the City Hall Annex, and nearly $1.2 million in funding is allowing us to make environmental and recreational improvements, including installation of a coastal buffer, new plantings, waterfront access corridors, a splash park, playground, and handicapped-accessible boardwalk, at Oakland Beach. And while you’re in Warwick, stop by Salter Grove, where a $100,000 grant has allowed for a new playground, landscaping, and other amenities. The new handicapped fishing pier at iconic Rocky Point Park provides a great opportunity to cast a line or just sit and enjoy the breathtaking views of our Bay, while history buffs may want to visit the General George Sears Greene cemetery, where access and site improvements were recently completed at the final resting place of the Civil War hero.
Warwick is truly a City on the move. We look forward to welcoming you here so you can see for yourself!