PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 1- SEPTEMBER 10TH
City of Pawtucket Releases the 2023 Calendar.
Dear Pawtucket Friends and Neighbors:
As we begin 2023, my family and I want to wish all of you a healthy and prosperous new year!
In the City of Pawtucket, several of our key education, economic development, and quality of life initiatives are coming to fruition making our city a better place to live, work, and play. Pawtucket continues to be a creative community and known as the city of the arts.
We continue to prioritize investments in our students and our public schools working closely with the City Council and School Committee. In November, Pawtucket voters overwhelmingly approved a bond question for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Pawtucket High School, a transformational investment in the future success of generations of Pawtucket students. Our children need and deserve this as Pawtucket hasn’t built a new high school since 1938. This project will take advantage of a city owned asset, turning the now sadly vacant McCoy Stadium site into a vibrant career and technical education campus for learning, career exploration, athletics, and community activities. In 2022, we also cut the ribbon and opened the beautiful new Winters Elementary School and broke ground on construction for the new Baldwin Elementary School.
Phase I of Tidewater Landing, the largest economic development project in our city’s history, broke ground in August 2022. This $300 million project will create a vibrant mixed-use destination along the banks of the Seekonk River including a 10,000-seat soccer stadium, public waterfront amenities, hundreds of housing units, 60,000 square feet of commercial space, and 57,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Shovels are in the ground, and if you drive over the Pawtucket River Bridge on I-95 and look south, you’ll see a completely transformed site where Rhode Island FC will compete beginning in 2024 with the other development to follow.
Another transformational project for our city is the new Pawtucket-Central Falls commuter rail station and surrounding transit-oriented development district that provides MBTA service to Providence and Boston. More than just a train station, the surrounding district has already attracted tens of millions of dollars in investment including historic mill conversions into new housing units and businesses. The district will also feature several new green spaces to provide recreation, shade, and improved stormwater management.
When it comes to quality of life, we continue to work hard to improve basic city services and invest in our physical infrastructure. We’ve created new customer focused City Hall hours, improved trash collection, including new bulky waste pickup options, and invested in street paving and sewer upgrades across the city. We’re also starting the process to update all of the city's street and road signs. The City faces daily challenges as within the private sector! Even with these, the City continues to improve the residents’ quality of life.
I want to thank our amazing calendar sponsors, who stepped up once again to allow us to share this beautiful 2023 City of Pawtucket Calendar. I would also like to thank our hardworking employees as well as all of the members of our City’s boards and commission. We hope you enjoy this year’s calendar, with information on scheduled events, how to contact your elected officials, city services, and much more.
Once again, I wish you and your family all the best in 2023!
Mayor Donald R. Grebien
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien