Revitalizing South Providence: Barbara Jordan II
The Omni Development Corporation and Wingate Companies proposal wins unanimous support from Rhode Island Housing
The DBVW team has been working with Omni Development Corporation and Wingate Companies to craft a reimagined design vision for the existing Barbara Jordan II Apartments in South Providence. Due to foreclosure and abandonment, the uninhabited and boarded-up development has blighted the neighborhood for many years. Our team’s goal: to create a transformative development of new, safe, affordable, spacious, fun, and equitable dwelling units to accurately reflect the civil rights trailblazer for whom they were originally named.
The Omni Development Corporation and Wingate Companies team proposal received unanimous support from a community-based, selection committee and was recently awarded developer designation by the RI Housing Board of Directors to demolish 74 substandard units and replace them with 83 new units within 12 well-designed, energy efficient, and amenitized buildings – 4 of these units will be offered for sale to first-time, home-buyers.