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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

SITE ANALYSIS

Environmental Assessments: 125 Goff Street390 Pine Street,  Barton StreetBeatty Street

TOD Historic Property Rankings

Timeline

Economic Development Work Force Plan Survey

  • April 12, 2021
  • Press Release

Pawtucket and Central Falls Planning and Economic Development Departments are developing an economic development and work force plan.  They are looking for feedback from businesses in Pawtucket...  Read More >

City Speak
"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

Voter-Approved Citywide Paving Continues

  • May 29, 2020
  • Event

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the Pawtucket City Council, and the Department of Public works have announced the citywide repaving of streets and roads.“Quality of life for our residents is of...  Read More >