Expert Article – Innovative Development Strategies to Maximize Value in Today’s Retail Centers

By: Greg Guglielmo Retail development is in an ever-changing state of flux. Today’s retail centers are focused on those tenants that provide something that is impossible to buy online. Whether it is restaurants, hotels, medical, service-related, or specialty destination stores, we are in new era of tenant mix. What has not kept up with... read more »

Sharon MA’s New and Improved Public Safety Facility

With construction of a new $24.75-million public safety facility in Sharon, MA complete, the buildings are now up-and-running and open to the public. Three new buildings – at the site of the town’s old police station and Department of Public Works (DPW) facility on South Main Street – are now home to both fire... read more »

The Sun is Shining on Solar Power in RI and MA

Solar development projects in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island are increasing at a substantial rate. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) documents the progress states make on efficiency measures. ACEEE ranks states in six categories including State Government initiatives, building energy codes, utility incentives, combined heat and power, transportation, and appliance... read more »

Coastal Concern

Landscape Architect Alex Avery, based out of the firm’s Newport office, renewed her RICRMC Invasive Management certification needed for work in coastal areas protected by the state Coastal Resources Management Council.  The certification will allow Alex to manage work within half of a total buffer zone area. “Landscape professionals who are not certified can... read more »

Wendy’s Now Open

DiPrete Engineering has successfully completed design and construction on its 4th Wendy’s project.  The ground-up project is located in the North Kingstown Crossing Plaza, at the former Fiddlesticks Miniature Golf Course. The 3,000-square-foot footprint represents Wendy’s new sleek and contemporary prototype. We collaborated with the town to create a design that complimented its character... read more »