Saccoccio & Associates

Veterans For Tomorrow

Providence, RI

Historic Renovation

  • 2016 Design Award, Rhode Island Monthly
  • Preservation Project Award, Preserve RI and the RI Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission

Saccoccio & Associates has completed the historic renovation of the Heaton and Cowing Mill in Providence, creating 20 units of veterans housing.The project was created by the Blackstone Valley Development Corporation (BVDC), the development arm of the Arc of Blackstone Valley. The BVDC utilized federal, state and city programs to reclaim the historic mill and the surrounding area. Saccoccio & Associates converted the abandoned mill into 19 one-bedroom micro apartments and one efficiency unit, ranging from 250 to 400 square feet. Located at 1115 Douglas Avenue near the North Providence line, the complex includes common areas, a community space to be used for education and job training and a landscaped outdoor area along the West River. The original three-story building was built in 1845 and is "a rare example of a small scale early- to mid- 19th century textile factory," according to the RI Historic Commission.

Photos by Ben Jacobsen