Two properties managed by First Realty for West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation have been selected to receive an award by the Providence Preservation Society.
The Westfield Lofts & Commons project has been selected as the recipient of a 2011 PPS Historic Preservation Rehabilitation & Neighborhood Revitalization Award.
The properties, Westfield Commons & Westfield Lofts, are part of the historic, adaptive re-use of an industrial site, the Rau Fastener Factory Complex.
The redevelopment by West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, a non-profit multi-service community organization, restores purpose and vitality to this once vacant block by incorporating Smart Growth principles, Green Building, as well as Healthy Housing and Energy Star technologies to create 3,950 square feet of commercial space and 16 mixed use, mixed income apartments.
Westfield Commons (http://www.westfieldcommons.com)
Westfield Lofts (http://www.westfieldloftsri.com/)
West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (http://www.westelmwoodhousing.org)
Providence Preservation Society (http://www.ppsri.org/)