Andrews Mill

The Andrews Mill Property at 765 Great Road, North Smithfield, remains in a deteriorated condition amid project delays.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – With an original plan for housing units at Andrews Mill to be move-in ready by the second half of 2024, representatives from NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley said that the COVID-19 pandemic has really delayed the project.

Their proposal, which was originally released in 2021, was to create 76 affordable units for low-income housing.

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Unfortunately, Covid did stop a lot of construction jobs. They have to clean up other people's mess, so give it time. A lot of people said that of the Slater mill, now look at it. Don't give up on it. It will be a nice addition to the Branch River area.

Harley 53

Funny how anytime a project takes too long or cost too much its always a Covid issue, aren't we all getting tired of that same old excuse?


This is just insane how long the town is allowing this decrepit building to stay like this. This building needs to go and the town needs to make this a priority immediately! Quite embarrassing at this point.

Thomas Ficca

Knock it down or clean it's an EYESORE !

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