Wexford ceremony signals initial development of I-195 district

PROVIDENCE – A ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday signaled the beginning of construction of the Wexford Innovation Center, the first project to emerge in the state-controlled former Interstate 195 lands.

The Wexford project, which will total more than $88 million, includes an innovation building to be developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC. The tenants will include the Cambridge Innovation Center, Brown University’s School of Professional Studies and Johnson & Johnson.

Construction is expected to begin soon and will continue for two years. The general contractor is Shawmut Design and Construction.

A groundbreaking ceremony attracted the full Rhode Island congressional delegation, state and city officials and representatives of several companies.

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