Paragon Mill

This project involved the rehabilitation of a 115,000 sf historic mill complex located in Providence’s historic Woonasquatucket River Corridor. The renovated complex includes 101 residential units used as a mix of market-rate and affordable rentals. In addition to residential units, the complex includes 2,800 sf of commercial space as well as indoor and outdoor community spaces. The complex, once known as the Earnscliffe Woolen Company, dates back to the late 19th century. It was under ownership of the Paragon Worsted Company from 1909 until the company ceased operations in the early 1960s and remained vacant. DBVW worked to restore this iconic piece of the Olneyville neighborhood’s history for almost 15 years, beginning with a historic tax credit application in 2007.

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“The preservation and redevelopment of Paragon Mill into mixed use, mixed income development is a huge win for the Olneyville neighborhood. This project is a great example of what can happen when we value our history and work together to repurpose our historic buildings to meeting the needs of our diverse community today.”

Bonnie Nickerson, City Planning Director, 2021 Groundbreaking Ceremony

2023 - AIA Rhode Island Merit Award for Multi-Family
2023 - Rhody Award for Historic Preservation