West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to be SWELL (Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally).
Join consultants Utile Design and the State of Rhode Island as they present Utile’s findings from its year long re-use study, and update the public about exciting progress that is being made on this important neighborhood building. Free food, child care, and Spanish interpretation provided.
Explore fantastic conversions of historic buildings, as well as private homes, artist studios and urban gardens creatively re-imagined on Providence’s West Side. The self-guided tour features locations nestled beside the Cranston Street Armory, between Hammond and Harrison streets.
WBNA has been working with the state since June to ensure that a comprehensive presentation to the public about the Cranston Street Armory will take place in September that includes consultant Utile’s findings on possible re-uses for our neighborhood castle, as well as a reporting on the positive progress and momentum currently underway for this state asset.
WBNA seeks a new or existing business to occupy its 1978 square foot, ground floor retail space at 1577 Westminster Street, available starting September 1, 2018. While this sunny first floor space was originally built as a small market and café, WBNA welcomes a broad range of commercial uses including shops, start-ups, or other entities.
WBNA's summer performance series (June 28 and July 12, 19, & 26) features family-friendly fun with Trinity Rep's bilingual adaptation of The Tempest / La Tempestad, Motown band Nickel Jukebox, salsa and bachata sensation Roberto Arias y su Alebreke, and the awe-inspiring 60+ piece The American Band, plus lots of kids activities, the Armory Farmers Market Beer Garden, and more!
WBNA’s Community Development Committee reviewed the proposed redevelopment of 41-45 Parade Street (former Parkview nursing home) into residential apartments, and a new infill construction project by Peter Case at 1492 Westminster Street. Learn more about these projects.