Construction started in mid-October at 404 Broad Street in Providence, with plans to move into the facility in July, 2021.
The location, just a few blocks from our current office in the South Side, was chosen specifically to expand SCLT’s community-based programs. In addition to our Farm-to-Market Center, Youth Enterprise Center and a commercial kitchen, the 12,000 sq. ft. building will include space for three healthy food businesses that are owned by, employ and serve people from the surrounding community.
These may include a cafe, greengrocer and caterer or food producer. One tenant has been identified so far, and we are in talks with others.
The renovation has been envisioned by Union Studio Architects. Peregrine Group was hired as the project manager in 2020, along with general contractor Case Construction.
Since our GROW! capital campaign began in 2018, individuals have given to SCLT at unprecedented levels. They share our belief that each of us play an important role in building out our local base of stakeholders, and restoring and sustaining healthy communities, particularly as we confront ongoing hunger crises affecting our friends and neighbors here in Rhode Island.
Enthusiasm for the project has enabled the GROW! Committee to raise the campaign goal to $4 million from $3.5 million. Recently, SCLT received significant funding from the state (through RI Commerce’s Rebuild RI Tax Credit Program and RI Housing’s Acquisition and Revitalization Program), along with a generous anonymous donor and many others. We are now in the final stretch to raise the remaining $400,000. We are extremely grateful to all who have supported this project so far.
If you haven’t given yet and would like to support the campaign, please contact SCLTs Director of Development, Shana, at email@example.com