Envisioning North Main’s Future

Friday May 5, 5-6:30pm

North Burial Ground (main entrance)

Hillside Ave or Smug Brewing (TBD!)


For many, North Main is a pass-through – an inhospitable street characterized by dangerous traffic, empty lots, limited services, and few places to stop and sit. However, North Main also has several assets and a rich history. In recent years, community members and key stakeholders have come together to reflect on North Main’s past & envision a new future – as a vibrant neighborhood corridor with improved economic activity, housing, transportation options & public open space. Join us for a participatory stroll on North Main, from North Burial Ground & the Moshassuck River, past sites of history & opportunity up to the Pawtucket line. Bring your North Main stories, ideas, hopes & dreams!

WALK LEADERS: Tim Shea, Jess Lance, Councilwoman Sue AnderBois, and Representative Rebecca Kislak

  • Jess Lance is the Director of Special Projects at the Providence Department of Planning & Development and was the project manager of the 2022 North Main Street Revitalization Study.
  • Tim Shea is the Manager of Engagement Providence at Providence Department of Planning & Development.
  • Councilwoman Sue AnderBois represents Ward 3 on the Providence City Council.
  • Representative Rebecca Kislak represents District 4 in the Rhode Island General Assembly.