The redevelopment of Warwick’s Station District into a dense, urban, mixed-use neighborhood took a step forward last week, when Michael Integlia & Co. announced its purchase of the former Leviton property across Jefferson Boulevard from the Interlink intermodal transportation complex.
Integlia has sold off two of the five parcels in the property, one to be maintained as open space, the other to Dean Warehousing to consolidate its Rhode Island operations. Of the remaining three parcels, one contains the 19th-century Elizabeth Mill, which fronts Jefferson Boulevard, and which is the most visible of the plots.
While Integlia seems likely to continue building on his Metro Center Boulevard properties, it is the Elizabeth Mill that has garnered the most attention. Do you think the developer will be able to get to work on that part of the plan soon, or is the market not ready for it to be rehabilitated for mixed use?