A residential plan brings the building back online and adds a neighborhood to downtown. This will be transformational for the city, as well as Kennedy Plaza, particularly in light of the plan to move bus berths to an intermodal transit hub adjacent to the Amtrak station and hospitals. These benefits are in addition to the jobs created, income tax revenue generated and long-term economic impact of an active Superman building.
Great things are happening in Providence, including the Wexford proposal on the former Route 195 land, South Street Landing and the intermodal bus terminal. We shouldn’t let this great symbol of our history turn into a 428-foot pillar of urban blight.