Welcome to the arcade providence!
The new arcade providence preserves a national historic landmark and enhances it with a modern concept.
The first floor of the nation’s oldest indoor shopping mall will feature freshly designed retail shops and restaurants, while the second and third floors will be home to residents of 48 micro-lofts—small, efficiently designed living spaces.
For residents, all the conveniences of the urban environment are at your doorstep. Restaurants, theaters, shops and public transportation are all within a short walk.
For businesses, you will be located in the center of the city’s financial district in the arcade’s bustling atrium. This atrium serves as the main thoroughfare for foot traffic between Weybosset and Westminster streets, attracting workers, residents, students and visitors through its center hall.
This new blend of retail and residential spaces will create a thriving arcade community in Providence’s downtown. Join the arcade providence community today!
Arcade designs will be displayed at NYC museum
Originally published on wpri.com, January 24, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence Arcade’s micro-loft designs are going to be featured in an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York .
“Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” runs January 23 – September 15, 2013
The exhibit also presents winning designs from the Bloomberg administration’s recently launched pilot competition to test new housing models, as well as examples set by other cities including Seattle, Montreal, San Diego, and Tokyo.
The Arcade was built in 1828 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The building closed in 2008 because of the poor economy.
Last year, developers announced a plan to transform the top two floors into 48 micro-lofts, mostly studio spaces with an average of 225-450 square feet.
They’re priced starting at $550 a month and developers say there’s already a waiting list.
The ground level …