Superman Building Redevelopment Project in Providence Takes a Significant Step Forward with Contractor Selection

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — High Rock Westminster, LLC, the owner of the iconic "Superman" building in Providence, has reached a significant milestone in the redevelopment of Westminster Street. The company has officially selected Consigli Construction Co., Inc. to oversee all aspects of the demolition and construction process.

David Sweetser, the owner of High Rock Development, expressed enthusiasm about the progress, stating, "We are extremely excited to be making today's announcements as the process to begin the redevelopment and repurposing of 111 Westminster Street has finally arrived."

As part of the redevelopment plan, High Rock has submitted a building permit application to the city of Providence, paving the way for the restoration of the Superman building to commence later this month.

The initial phase of the project, expected to span six to nine months, will encompass various tasks, including interior demolition, asbestos abatement, and other preparatory work to set the stage for the building's comprehensive restoration. The estimated cost of this phase is approximately $25 million, and it's worth noting that no public tax dollars are being utilized at this stage.

Once the redevelopment project reaches completion, it will result in the creation of around 300 residential units, with 20% of these units designated as income-restricted. This represents a significant step forward in revitalizing the historic Superman building and contributing to the city's housing options.

The selection of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. as the managing contractor signals the beginning of a new chapter for the iconic Providence landmark. As work progresses over the coming months, the Superman building will undergo a transformation that promises to breathe new life into this historic part of the city.