PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gov. Gina Raimondo will join members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation to break ground on a multimillion-dollar development planned for the area formerly occupied by Interstate 195.
Raimondo, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline— all Democrats —and others are expected to gather at the site of the Wexford Innovation Complex on Monday morning.
Officials first announced a multi-use complex for the area in May 2015.
The first phase of the project will cost $158 million, about $32 million of which is paid for with taxpayer subsidies.
Tenants for the first phase include Brown University’s School of Professional Studies, the Cambridge Innovation Center and a 170-room hotel.
Brown University President Christina Paxson will also be in attendance Monday.