Hope Artiste Village, a large, modernized mill property located at 1005 Main Street in Pawtucket and comprised of office space, artist studios, light industrial work space, and retail, will soon also include 149 loft-style housing units at the rear of the property on Esten Avenue. Originally the preparing mill for the Hope Webbing Company in the early 1900’s and later the School House Candy Company, Hope Artiste Village has undergone a major transformation over the past decade.
Urban Smart Growth, an innovative real estate development and management company with locations across the U.S., specializes in transforming old, historic properties so that they can flourish again under new operations. With the Pawtucket-based mill building currently in its final phase of revitalization, The Lofts at Hope Artiste Village are expected to take 18 months to build.
Urban Smart Growth has teamed up with DiPrete Engineering, David Presbrey Architects, Garcia Galuska DeSousa Inc., Northeast Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Metric Corporation, and Santander to design and create the 500 to 1,325 square foot, open concept-style units.
Parking for the lofts will be in the 396-space Esten Avenue lot. The project will also include 52 storage units for tenants in the lower floors of the building.