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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-06-2019

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12 PAWTUCKET NOVEMBER 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION ity facility across from the Festival Pier on the Seekonk River, as well as sepa- rate development at the Apex site on the other side of the Pawtucket River Bridge. If the rendering is accurate, it also shows development at 45 Division St., a parcel the city has long sought to redevelop. Both the Pawtucket River Bridge and Division Street Bridge are shown in the rendering. The rendering is located on a web- page explaining federal opportunity zones, where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. The appar- ent proposed development in down- town Pawtucket is located within such an opportunity zone. According to the Connect Media story on the company website, Brett Johnson of Fortuitous Partners was scheduled to go into greater detail on the company's Pawtucket proposal during a conference in New York on Oct. 23. Johnson did not respond to a request for comment this week on those details. State and local officials have indicated they're not ready to make an official statement. "One of our primary verticals is sports-anchored mixed-use develop- ments in opportunity zones," Johnson said for the Connect Media story. "We're creating 365-day-a-year destina- tions with sports entertainment, retail, food, and then putting hotels and mul- tifamily around them." The thesis, he continued, has been "very well received by the opportunity zone community because it checks a lot of boxes. It will revitalize these areas, and generate a lot of economic A RENDERING on the Fortuitous Partners website shows what appears to be a major development of a soccer stadium and other amenities within an opportunity zone on the downtown Pawtucket riverfront. impact and jobs." The Breeze reported last week that it appears a soccer use will be the win- ner selected through a lengthy state bidding and review process. The pre- viously announced bid by Fortuitous Partners, one of six proposals received by the state, is to bring United Soccer and a multi-sport recreational park to downtown Pawtucket. Johnson, according to the company website, is co-chairman of the Phoenix Rising Football Club, a United Soccer League franchise. He described United Soccer as the fastest-growing sports league in the world, saying the company is exploring more than 60 markets that all have the potential to bring soccer, and leveraging the opportunity zones in every case. The winning bid likely won't need to be approved by the General Assembly, as negotiations have reportedly taken place within a framework previously approved by state lawmakers for a new downtown baseball stadium, a proposal that was ultimately rejected by the Pawtucket Red Sox. State officials had originally announced that they expected to announce a winner of the bidding process by the end of September. CACD will hold free health fair Nov. 16 PAWTUCKET – Capeverdean American Community Development of Rhode Island will hold a free commu- nity health fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 120 High St. The event will include free flu shots, blood sugar tests, blood pressure screening and more. There will also be a raffle and free refreshments. For more information, email cacd401@gmail.com or call 401-305-6908. PROJECT From Page One L The Mini Dental Implant Center Plainville Dental Care 13 Taunton Street, Plainville, MA 02762 www.theplainvilledentist.com 508-699-4822 Dr. Peyman Beigi, a graduate of Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, is a proud member of the Massachusetts Dental Society & American Dental Association. Hablamos Español & e portugues • A Fast, affordable and permanent way to replace missing teeth or stabilize dentures in just one office visit! • Placing mini dental implants is quick, with a minimal invasive procedure. • Half the cost (and size of Conventional implants). • Less discomfort and less healing time needed. Are You Tired of LOOSE DENTURES or MISSING TEETH? Let Dr. Peyman Beigi introduce you to MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS $ 88 New Patient OFFER Includes: Tooth Whitening (home kit), Dental Cleaning, Check-up, X-Rays, Treatment Planning. Expires 12/31/2019 Evening & Saturday Appointments Available. Credit Cards & Most Insurance Accepted SAME DAY DENTAL IMPLANTS EXTRACTIONS, MINI IMPLANTS, CROWNS & DENTURES A value of over $400.00. Paid at time of service. You must present this coupon at time of service to receive the special offer. May not be used more than once and may not be combined with other offers or discounted plans. Paid at the time of service. Requires payment at the first visit. No cash value.

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