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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-29-2020

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6 PAWTUCKET JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PAWTUCKET – A property seen as a critical component to the future redevelopment of the area around the in-progress Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station could soon have a new owner and use, as a special master assigned to the par- cel is fielding proposals. The former mill property, which previously burned in a fire in 2018, presents a great opportunity due to its proximity to the train station, said Mayor Donald Grebien, and officials are excited to hear about additional interest and investment. The special master has received inquiries and proposals from inter- ested parties, he said, and the city anticipates that those proposals will be reviewed by the end of August. An online listing from receiver- ship firm Ferrucci Russo Dorsey solicits proposals and states that the property covers 2.33 acres con- tained within the Conant Thread Zoning District in the city of Pawtucket. "Previously situated upon the subject property were mill build- ings with a total gross area of approximately 99,206 square feet," it states. "As part of the court- supervised process, the mastership in coordination with the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency has demol- ished the mill buildings previously situated on the real estate. In turn, the real estate presents a unique opportunity for redevelopment within an urban economic hub." The Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency was set to discuss the prop- erty at its meeting on Tuesday. The receiver's listing states that the property is located within short walking distance from the new transit hub and has easy highway access. "The location of the real estate offers a variety of options for the potential redevelopment of a 'transit-oriented development' that could include a hotel, apartments, restaurants and cafes, galleries, shops, and office spaces," it states. The 258 Pine St. property was a public safety hazard for resi- dents and the surrounding area, said Grebien. The special master appointed by the Rhode Island Superior Court worked with the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency in the demolition of the dilapidated property. Now that the structure has been demolished, he said, the city will continue to work alongside the special master to market the der- elict property for future potential development. "We thank the PRA and special master for their continued leader- ship in rectifying this property," he said. The Breeze reported in January on the start of demolition of what remained of the old mill building, which is located a block from The Guild brewery. The building had burned back in the fall of 2018, sitting mostly untouched for the next two years. The cause of the October 2018 fire was never deter- mined. Special Master John Dorsey was appointed to oversee the future of the property after various owners failed to comply with city orders to clean it up. Special master receiving proposals for land near new commuter rail station By ETHAN SHOREY Valey Breeze Editor 258 Pine Street seen as critical component of redevelopment IN BRIEF TEN31 dance company offering minority scholarships PAWTUCKET – TEN31's Metamorphosis Dance Company is taking action to diversify and expand its Youth Dance Program by offering two full scholarships to the program for students of color. Applications are now being accept- ed for the 2020 fall semester – class will be offered in person or virtually as conditions allowed by the pan- demic. The scholarship applicant should be under the age of 18 and inter- ested in studying dance. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, shoes, tights, any dress code dance wear the student does not have access to, and costume costs. The audition requirement is a one-minute video of dance improvi- sation and a three-paragraph artist statement on the theme "What does being an artist mean to you?". If the applicant is unable to send a recorded video improvisation, they may contact TEN31/MDYP for an in-person improvisation at the stu- dio. Applications are due by Sept. 7. For more information and to apply, email . Dining Guide Now Open for Dine-In Masks Are Required No Reservations Needed Come See What's New Inside Curbside Pick Up Available Call to Place Your Order To Ensure the Safety of our Guests, We Exceed the RI Department of Health Standards for Sanitization ! 260 Newport Ave., East Providence, RI • 401-438-4646 • FOUR CHEESE EGGPLANT LASAGNA - Fresh breaded eggplant layered with noodles, ricotta, cheddar and Romano cheeses. With our spicy meatless marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, baked to perfection. 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