The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT), experts in urban revitalization and mixed-use development, recently announced their selection as architect for a major new mixed-use community in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.


Called Chestnut Commons, the six-story, $32 million project is being developed by Waldorf Capital Partners, LLC, and reimagines a vacant lot formerly controlled by the Interstate Highway Commission. Located near Johnson & Wales University at the crossroads of Downtown Providence and the city's Innovation and Design District, TAT's design for the 116,000-square-foot Chestnut Commons creates 91 one- and two-bedroom luxury apartment homes, along with over 5,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant area and 5,000 square feet of publicly accessible green space. Amenities include a fitness center, resident-accessible roof terraces, and covered parking.


"With an inviting street presence, commercial space, and bright, airy apartment homes, the design for Chestnut Commons aims to create a contextual yet modern development that enriches the greater Providence community," says Mitchell Lowe, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, project manager at TAT.


On Friday, September 28th, at 10:30am will be attended by representatives from the city and the design and development teams.


Groundbreaking for Chestnut Commons

WHAT:           Kickoff for mixed-use development designed by The Architectural Team, Inc.

WHEN:           Friday September 28th, 10:30am.

WHERE:         95 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI


"By activating this valuable and formerly unused site," continues TAT project manager Andrew Stebbins, AIA, LEED AP, "Chestnut Commons also serves as a critical gateway and hub, tying together formerly separate city districts with a vital mix of uses that encourage activity and engagement."


Chestnut Commons is the latest in a long line of significant urban mixed-use projects by TAT, including Harbor Place in Haverhill Mass., Lovejoy Wharf in Boston Mass., and the upcoming Sibley Building in Rochester, N.Y., one of the largest adaptive reuse projects currently underway in the region.