PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The 195 Commission celebrated its first groundbreaking on the former highway land in downtown Providence on Monday.
Officials gathered to applaud the construction of the innovation center.
The owner is Wexford Science and Technology, which has created innovation centers in a number of cities.
“The one that will be here, when it’s completed, will be a transformational project for Rhode Island,” Gov. Gina Raimondo, who was credited with successfully wooing the tenants in the new center, told the crowd at the ground breaking for the project. “It’s a couple hundred-thousand square feet, with globally top-tier tenants, in Cambridge Innovation Center, J&J, Brown University, and it is a symbol to the rest of the world that Rhode Island has momentum in this 21st century innovation economy.”