OUR FUTURE

What's to Come

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Chevron recognizes the importance of economic development for the communities where we operate. That’s why we created a comprehensive vision that illustrates the possibilities for future development of the East Providence Harborfront at Bold Point, which includes Chevron’s former Gulf and Unocal properties, as well as properties owned by RI Waterfront Enterprises and Tockwotton on the Waterfront.

To create the vision, we collaborated with RI Waterfront Enterprises and Tockwotton, and sought input from the community, local businesses, property owners, the City of East Providence and state agencies on their needs for the area in the future.

Desired outcomes are to create a sense of identity for the area, make use of former industrial sites, improve public access and initiate new recreational uses on the waterfront. The needs of the community can be accomplished by improving the natural environment; creating a safer pedestrian environment and local and regional connections; and by bringing new businesses and economic development to the waterfront while supporting existing businesses.

economic development
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Participants in a listening session held in 2017 expressed a desire to see a lively, pedestrian-friendly district with residential, commercial and cultural uses and open space; community-based activities; and other activities to attract visitors to the area, such as a concert venue, board walk, marina, boat launch and fishing pier.

With the help of a team of planners, landscape architects and urban designers, a comprehensive vision was created that reflects the unique qualities of the region and complements the character and needs of the local community and the city.

Specifically, the comprehensive vision*

  • offers ideas and inspiration for what can be,
  • responds to community goals and needs,
  • illustrates the potential public benefits of redeveloping the waterfront,
  • helps align public and private investment to maximize financial impact and grow the tax base.

*Chevron does not intend to take this initiative beyond the concept/vision phase. Future buyer(s)/developer(s) will be responsible for site specific development plans and will need to seek the necessary public approvals.

View below the narrated presentation given at the East Providence Waterfront Commission Meeting in January 2018.

Our Future - Economic Development | East Providence Harborfront at Bold Point