There was an advertisement in this week’s Boston Homes from the developers of a new project about to break ground in Providence, Rhode Island.
There will be a new 105-unit building constructed next to and attached to the existing Westin hotel, in dowtnown Providence. You probably know the existing building – it’s that huge, monstrous, boxy, brick building across from the mall. Well, good news! The new building will look just like it! Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2007.
Aesthetics aside, it’s an interesting idea and perhaps worth checking out, if you are considering moving a bit south from Boston. The commuter rail is only 45 minutes to South Station, after all. That beats the Southeast Expressway, anyday.
They haven’t set up a fully-functional website, yet. Just a place where you can enter in your personal information to get on their "VIP" email-list. Go to www.livingatthewestin.com to do so.
You can learn more about the project, of course, by doing a Google search of "westin providence condo". There are a couple good Providence Journal stories out there.
The developer’s website is helpful, too. The website is http://www.procgroup.com/featured-projects/feature-westin-providence.html