It's been a busy Spring here at Truth Box. We were pleased to announce being part of the development team and architects for the Louttit Laundry Redevelopment project right here in Providence's West End. Located on a the abandoned site of the former Louttit Laundry facilities, this project is a true mixed-use, urban infill development. The project includes two buildings. The first, located on Cranston Street, includes a large ground floor retail space currently being designed to house the Urban Greens Food Co-Op along with 12 residential units above. The second building is a dedicated residential building with 27 one and two bedroom units located above a parking structure. Both buildings, as usual, will be super-insulated energy efficient buildings. The residential units are slated to be either workforce housing or affordable housing. We couldn't be more exited to be part of this team and have been working diligently on schematic building design, site design, and permitting process this Spring.
Beginning last fall we have been working with New Urban Arts - an absolutely wonderful non-profit that runs arts programs for high school students - on expanding their studio and programming spaces within their existing basement. Among other things, the project features a wide open staircase that will connect the existing studio space with the new space below. The railings are all being designed in collaboration with The Steel Yard. The contractor has been selected and construction is scheduled to begin this May. We're looking forward to it.
Progress continues unabated at 125 Midway. We've shifted out attention towards the interiors and are up to our ears in details, finishes, and material selections. We've completed a fully finished and furnished model unit that looks great and is a moment of calm amidst the general construction chaos.
The most exciting news this spring is that we've welcomed Laura Moss as a new employee in the office. Laura is a fellow RISD grad who has been working construction and design-build for a number of years in the Northeast. As such, she brings a lot of energy and a unique perspective to the office and we're glad to have her on board.