Providence, R.I. – Shawmut joined Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, GMH Capital Partners, and the State of Rhode Island for a topping-off ceremony at River House apartments.
Designed by architect Spagnolo Gisness & Associates (SGA), River House is a new waterfront community that will provide luxury residences for university students, young professionals, and families in the area. Set to be completed in May 2019, the public-private project will consist of two newly-constructed seven story buildings comprising of 153,000-square-feet and will feature 174 units/270-beds that front Point Street and the Providence River in a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom floorplans.
“It has been an exciting opportunity to contribute to Providence’s evolving skyline,” said Ron Simoneau, vice president at Shawmut Design and Construction. “Once completed, River House will provide another significant work/play/live development to complement our other nearby project, the Wexford Innovation Complex, which together will change the footprint of the former I-195 land.”
The apartment homes are sensible and will include designer bathrooms, modern fixtures, and fully furnished units. Additional amenities include full kitchen and laundry facilities in each unit, a health and fitness center, self-serve coffee bar, private study rooms, meeting and lounge spaces, bike storage, and first-floor lobby café. River House will comprise the final element of Wexford's South Street Landing development, which currently consists of approximately 265,000-square-feet of academic and office space as well as a 744-space parking garage. It is a vibrant ecosystem of academics, commerce, and innovation, serving the needs of Brown University, as well as housing the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center (NEC), utilized by the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.
River House will also include limited surface parking, a new exterior courtyard, and a driveway linking to adjacent Davol Square and South Street Landing. The project will enable approximately 5,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space and will enhance the community's ability to access the river.