The Promenade - Foundry Associates
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The Foundry is a 25-acre, 12 building complex of mill buildings that was occupied by the Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company until 1964. It is located just outside of historic downtown in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence. Its present owners, Foundry Associates, have undertaken its massive renovation. While a few buildings that now house commercial and state government offices have already been restored, Foundry Associates is in the process of converting nearly 300,000 square feet of vacant historic buildings into 200 loft apartments. The PPSRF assisted the project by getting the buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 and by preparing the State and Federal Historic Tax Credit applications. For more information contact the Foundry Associates at http://www.promenadeprov.com.