SMITHFIELD – Plans to build a 38-unit affordable housing development on Wadsworth Avenue have been pulled and discarded, says Town Councilor John Tassoni, who says a prominent building in town is being eyed for a replacement housing development.

Tassoni said the Smithfield Housing Authority and non-profit Gemini Housing, a development arm of the Smithfield Housing Authority, had several conversations about concerns related to the development’s location and decided to nix the application.

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Jody P

Hopefully, town council is smart enough not to turn old Winsor elementary into affordable housing with the closure of NRIC. They can’t figure out the traffic issue in Greenville already at the intersections. Imagine the increase in traffic from the additional housing. It would become a parking lot of 44


No! They should just let the building sit as an abandoned building!

Its bad enough that the town dropped the ball with the ADA upgrades for the past 30 years! Now you want them to drop the ball with the future of the building?? They have two choices with the property, either sell the property so they can bring the town within the low income housing guidelines or let it be knocked down and become more commercial property!! As far as the traffic issues in the area, The State and town need to realize the fix is staring them in the face!

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