ATTENTION: The next regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council and the Board of License Commissioners will be held on MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.  This is in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

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Pawtucket Central Falls Commuter Rail Station

The new station will be built on the western side of downtown, an area envisioned as a prime opportunity for transit-oriented development. RIDOT expects to award a design-build contract this fall, break ground in 2018, and open in 2020. The $40 million project is funded largely by a $13.1 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program and the State’s ten-year plan. This transit hub will link rail access with RIPTA, pedestrian and cycling routes, and other multi-modal opportunities.

Mayor Donald R. Grebien issued an executive order establishing a joint planning commission for the development of a new train station. The Commission is comprised of the Pawtucket Planning Commission and the Central Falls Planning Commission. As we move forward with the development of the Pawtucket/Central Falls train station, it is critical that we implement a coherent plan to promote and sustain this valuable asset.  The train station will drive our economy, employment, retail, and recreation.  We are pleased to be forming this commission with Central Falls to cut red-tape and make strategic decisions that will benefit our communities for decades to come.

There are 2 million square feet of vacant or underutilized historic mill space and another 2 million square feet of development opportunity for new construction in the Conant Thread district surrounding the train station area. To learn more about this opporunity and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please visit: https://www.conantthread.com/ 

News

Brodie envisions ‘mini city’ rising in train station district (Valley Breeze) 

Conant Thread Open House Press Release

Change Coming Down the Track (Pawtucket Times) 

Pawtucket, Central Falls awarded $90K grant to improve pedestrian, cyclist safety

Pawtucket Awarded Grant Improve Water Quality Pawtucket Central Falls Train Station District 

Amazon to Pawtucket Central Falls Train Station District?

Mayor Grebine Issues Executive Order Establishing a Joint Planning Commission for the Pawtucket/Central Falls Station District

August 3, 2016 Train Station Presentation

Timeline

CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATE/TIME CHANGE

  • December 6, 2018
  • Press Release

The next regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council and the Board of License Commissioners will be held on MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. This is in celebration of the Christmas...  Read More >

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"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

Arts Festival Retrospective Opening Reception

  • September 20, 2018
  • Event

Arts Festival Retrospective Opening ReceptionThe Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture is hosting an opening reception for the Arts Festival Retrospective exhibit on September 20, 2018 from 4-6pm....  Read More >