Providence Community Health Centers, Prairie Avenue Medical Campus


Renovation/Addition/New Construction
3 buildings
96,750 s.f.
191-car parking lot
$45 million
Historic Design
LEED Silver Certified
Project Awards


In 2003, Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) purchased a former manufacturing facility to develop an entire, urban block as a comprehensive healthcare campus to serve their patients in this South Providence, community. Over a ten-year period, PCHC has demolished some buildings, worked to designate others as historic landmarks, renovated existing buildings, and constructed new buildings. The completed development includes a 41,750 s.f., LEED Silver Certified, primary care health center, a 50,000 s.f. medical office building that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and a 4,800 s.f. retail building which is leased to a pharmacy. The new campus is a $45 million transformation of a dilapidated mill complex into a new medical and health service campus that supports 200 staff and the community, encouraging a green and smart environment.

Phase 1: Master Planning, Site Demolition & Environmental Remediation
Phase 2: Prairie Avenue Health Center & Site Development
Phase 3: Retail Pharmacy
Phase 4: Medical Office Building & Tenant Spaces


In 2006, the Beaman and Smith Company Mill buildings were designated as historic landmarks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


LEED Silver Certified


RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, 2015 Rhody Award for Historic Preservation

Grow Smart RI, Outstanding Smart Growth Project