Providence Continues its Transformation Through New Urbanist Principles
Despite rampant decay and population loss only fifteen years ago, Providence, RI today stands as a model for Downtown redevelopment among rustbelt cities. Local developer Arnold B. "Buff" Chace has helped lead Downcity Providence become a place of energy and value. Since buying vacant buildings in the early 1990s - and redeveloping them - Downcity Providence now has residential lofts, restaurants, cafes, and art organizations. CNU co-founder Andres Duany also helped the city's transformation by creating a master plan in 1994. Chace and others continue to try and attract people to Downcity, but face some obstacles in the process.
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