Downtown Providence now a place to work, play and live - The Providence Journal

The neighborhood, not including the Jewelry District, almost doubled in population between 2000 and 2010 — from 2,678 people to 4,569. At least six buildings have been renovated into mixed-use developments and apartments since 2010, and they are practically full.

“What we know is we need more people,” said Steve Durkee, a resident, architect, Eddy Street building owner and developer. “We need more housing…. That is what it’s going to take to stabilize this area.”