Riverwalk in Downtown Pascoag


Construction of a ˝-mile length of the Riverwalk along the ClearRiver in historic downtown Pascoag is nearing completion. The Riverwalk is Phase II of a multi-phase trail project the Town of Burrillville has been working on over the past five years. The Riverwalk will provide public access to the Clear River and contribute to the revitalization of the downtown Pascoag area as it winds through Burrillville’s retail core, once the center of vibrant commercial and industrial activity. Pascoag is an historic village in the Town of Burrillville with areas of historic mill buildings and associated resources that have been anchors in the current development of the village.

Tom Kravitz, Town Planner for Burrillville used $40,000 in Corridor Commission funding to hire Gates-Leighton and Associates to develop plans and complete permitting for this phase the Pascoag Riverwalk. The Town contributed $156,565 to the project and secured $175,000 in funding from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and the Levy Foundation to complete construction. Several recent improvements in the Village are changing the face of downtown Pascoag and will benefit not only local residents with new economic development, but also give visitors to the region better access to the Clear River, a tributary of the Blackstone. A ribbon-cutting will be planned for the end of November and plans are already underway for the next phase of the Riverwalk.

 
 

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