Home & Hospice Grand Opening May 31

If you miss our Preview Tour on May 26 – or if you just like to celebrate a great new addition to the neighborhood, then don’t miss the Grand Opening of Home and Hospice Care of RI’s fabulous new building at 1085 North Main. Here are the details:

Sunday, May 31, 2:00 pm
Home and Hospice Care of RI Grand Opening. Dedication, Ribbon Cutting, Tours and Reception of new facility at 1085 North Main Street. RSVP by May 22, 2009 to Pam Cassidy: (401) 223-4001 ext. 241 or email to pcassidy@hhcri.org.


North Main consultant wanted

The Summit Neighborhood Association has issued a Request for Proposals seeking a part time project manager on a consulting basis for the North Main Street Project. The project manager would help the Project Steering Committee and the SNA Board pursue their goals of stimulating and guiding investments in the North Main corridor that contribute to our neghborhood’s vision of North Main as a thriving urban corridor with a dense mix of retail, service, entertainment, commercial and residential uses.

If you are interested in applying, please see the SNA No Main RFP June 14 2009 with Project Overview. Proposals are due by June 21.

Smithfield Ave may be two-way by summer’s end

The last minute discovery that Smithfield Avenue is not entirely controlled by the state will probably not block plans to return this intersection to two-way traffic before Labor Day thanks to anticipated federal stimulus funding for city construction projects, according to Councilman Kevin Jackson of Ward 3. Continue reading

See North Main’s new LEED-certified building May 26

img_0833_3Please join the North Main Street Project¬† for an advance tour of the newly renovated Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island facility at 1085 North Main Street on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. Our preview will provide an inside look at one of Rhode Island’s few and perhaps only LEED-certified building rehabs, with the architect, builder and client all on hand to share their experiences. Our thanks to Executive Director Diana Franchitto for this great opportunity.

Home & Hospice Care provides compasionate end-of-life care for more than 400 terminally ill people and their families at any one time. HHCRI nurses visit more than 200 of these families at their homes and a slightly smaller number at nursing homes around our state. They currently can care for up to 10 patients at their current home on George Street in Pawtucket.

The new center will provide peaceful private rooms for 24 patients as well as showers, dining areas, quiet spaces and rest areas, so that families will be comfortable spending extended time at the facility. About half of the building space will used as administrative offices and as work and meeting space for their clinical care nurses, who spend most of their days on the road.

This project fulfills three key goals of the North Main Street Project. First, it adds an important new service to our area and strengthen’s the Summit nieghborhood’s claim to be a neighborhood for every stage of life. It restores and re-activates what has been dead space for many years. And, by recycling an old building into a LEED-certified facility, it models the neighborhood’s environmentally progressive vision for North Main.