Housing Projects: Completed
267 Veazie Street
In 2018, construction began on 267 Veazie Street, a three 2-bedroom apartment. This is Smith Hill CDC’s first property in the Wanskuck neighborhood! Special thank you to the City of Providence’s Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and LEAD Safe programs. In addition, we would like to thank Councilman David Salvatore, Providence College, and Housing Ministries of New England, for supporting Smith Hill CDC to provide affordable housing in neighboring communities.
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In 1996, the Smith Hill CDC began what is known as the Renaissance Project. This tax-credit project focused on improving the walkability and safety of the Triangle Area in Smith Hill while renovating apartments on Goddard Street. With this project, 30 units were completely rehabbed and transformed into affordable apartments.
In 1999, the Smith Hill CDC began to focus on a new project known as Visions I. This project focused on the north and northwestern portions of the neighborhood. The Smith Hill CDC continued the positive movement that had started on Goddard Street by developing 26 high-quality apartments.
In 2003, the Smith Hill CDC began their next housing project known as Capitol Square. Capitol Square is a mixed-use commercial/condominium project designed to increase home ownership, provide economic growth, and offer rental spaces on Douglas Avenue.
In 2008, after completing Capitol Square, the Smith Hill CDC turned its attention to starting a new project on the Pekin Historical District. This project, known as Visions II, encompasses 52 tax-credit units that were rehabbed and transformed into safe, affordable apartments.