Potter Hill Mill Historic Green Mixed Use Village in Rhode Island
 

Development Plans

Progress

Major tasks accomplished

From 1992 to Present: In preparation for the restoration and construction phase of this effort Renewable Resources Inc. has been actively working on many fronts to complete the necessary historical, engineering, architectural, environmental, hydroelectric energy, and related federal, state and town permit and approval documentation. There have been some periods of unavoidable delay, such as the 2 year period from 2002-2004 when the reconstruction of the bridge over the Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill prevented access to the mill complex.

Examples of some of the major tasks accomplished during this period are provided below:

  1. Engineering & Surveys: conducted forensic engineering building surveys, completed wetland, topographic and property boundary surveys, & conducted preliminary septic system engineering analysis
  2. Environmental Sampling & Reports: completed Phase 1, Phase 2 and Site Investigative Report (SIR) environmental tests & reports
  3. Site Debris Removal: completed requested removal of shoreline and inland debris
  4. Security Fence: completed installation and repairs to greater than 1200 feet of perimeter security fencing
  5. Architectural Analysis & Designs: prepared preliminary engineering and architectural designs for the restoration of this complex.
  6. Historic Research and Applications: conducted historic building and site research and prepared historic register and historic tax credit applications
  7. Hydroelectric Engineering and Applications: prepared preliminary hydroelectric drawings and engineering estimates; prepared and submitted preliminary hydroelectric plans and permit application; awarded preliminary permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  8. Westerly Town Co-ordination: presented preliminary architectural concept plans to the Westerly Town Manager, Planner, Solicitor, and Planning Board; discussed zoning issues with Town Zoning Official to obtain town zoning position, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Town of Westerly (Nov 2006) to erect perimeter security fencing, submitted environmental Site Investigation Report (SIR), briefed Westerly Planning Board, and cleaned up shoreline and NW property debris, and completed all MOA commitments.
  9. State of Rhode Island Co-ordination: presented preliminary architectural concepts and economic objectives to RI EDC personnel; Participated in RI Innovation Factory event, participated in RI Historic Tax Credit workshop; discussed RI Governor’s Hydroelectric and Renewable Energy Initiatives with energy staff; presented development plans and needs to RI Senators; coordinated with RIDEM on environmental testing and fish passage issues related to the hydroelectric project.

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Architectural Renderings
Mill village design, site plan and renderings by the award-winning architectural team
Newport Collaborative Architects

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Architectural Plans

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Development Schedules

Potter Hill Mill Village Project

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Hydroelectric Power Generation Project

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Potter Hill Textile Mill and River Life Museum Project

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Major tasks accomplished

Architectural Renderings

Architectural Plans

Development Schedules

 

 

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