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Rumford Center
East Providence, RI

The Rumford Center in East Providence, RI is an adaptive reuse of a conglomeration of buildings that formed the "Rumford Chemical Works,” a manufacturing facility dating to the 1850’s that produced Rumford Baking Powder and was once one of the largest and most successful chemical companies in the United States.  The scope of the project included renovations and additions to existing buildings, relocation of one of the existing buildings, improvements to pedestrian access to the buildings, demolition of deficient structures, the construction of new structures, and the creation of adequate parking.  PARE's responsibilities in this project included the following:

  • Assisting in the preparation of submittal materials for City of East Providence reviews including: Master Plan Review, Preliminary Plan Review, Final Plan Review, and Application for a Change in Zone.
  • Design of site elements associated with building renovations, parking, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation.
  • Analysis and design of all proposed utilities to the renovated facilities.
  • Analysis of the existing on-site drainage facilities and design of proposed modifications based on the proposed renovations.
  • Coordination and permitting with relevant City and State organizations.
  • Performance of a Traffic Impact Analysis and Safety Analysis, including recommendations for necessary improvements.