Brown University is the anchor tenant in South Street Landing, a $220 million redevelopment project in Providence’s Jewelry District bringing new life to an iconic but long-abandoned station that once provided electrical power to the city. Brown's role in sparking the robust public-private partnership that resulted in South Street Landing reflects the University's goal to catalyze economic growth in the Jewelry District, Providence and Rhode Island.
With more than 400 Brown employees relocating to the building in October 2017, South Street Landing is now home to 11 administrative units at the University. The centralization of administrative offices aims to strengthen connections by infusing more collaboration into the way Brown employees work every day. In addition, the new presence for Brown in the Jewelry District will continue to enhance the dynamic community of nearly 1,000 faculty, students and staff who already work, teach and produce groundbreaking research in the neighborhood.
The project is also central to the University’s efforts to make more space available on College Hill for initiatives and programs that further the goals in Brown's Building on Distinction strategic plan. This includes planning that will take place over the next two years to renovate space for academic departments and centers, and to offer new spaces to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, entrepreneurship and student activities.
For more background on South Street Landing, read this News from Brown article.