Paragon Mill

This project involves the rehabilitation of a 115,000 sf historic mill complex located in Providence’s historic Woonasquatucket River Corridor. The complex, once known as the Earnscliff 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 has since remained vacant. DBVW has 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. Once complete, the renovated complex will include 101 residential units to be a mix of market-rate and affordable rentals. In addition to residential units the complex will include 3,000 sf of retail space, as well as indoor and outdoor community spaces.

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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