R1 Success Story: Meeting Street, Providence, RI
Former commercial and industrial properties in South Providence have been redeveloped into a campus for a nationally recognized non-profit for children with special needs and developmental delays. Meeting Street, a state-of-the-art educational center, has transformed an abandoned industrial area into a safer, greener space with athletic fields, parking, and 100,000-square-feet of buildings. Its early childhood programs and schools now serve over 7,000 economically disadvantaged children and their families each year.
Working with EPA and other private and public partners, Meeting Street turned a brownfields site into the organization’s 9-acre campus in 2006. Since then, enrollment has drastically increased and demand for services is quickly outpacing the organization’s ability to meet it. Meeting Street recently expanded its campus by three acres and plans to further expand in one of the most economically disadvantaged communities in Rhode Island.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Meeting Street, Providence, Rhode Island.