Excellence in Development

Urban Smart Growth is honored to be recognized by the Urban Land Institute for Excellence in Development—Small Scale on 400 West Rich, located in Columbus, Ohio.

ULI Award - Excellence in Development

Winner: 2020 Rhody Award - For Historic Preservation

Urban Smart Growth, and our Hope Artiste Village and The Village Lofts properties, are honored to be selected by Preserve Rhode Island and RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

We are Urban Smart Growth based in Pawtucket, RI.

Founded in 2004 by Lance Robbins, Urban Smart Growth lives by the motto of good community is good business. Spending over 15 years revitalizing old and historic structures in California, Rhode Island, Ohio, Oregon, North Carolina and New Jersey, we have learned a lot about the communities in which we operate.

Revitalizing Across America

The Urban Smart Growth mission has expanded our reach across the country. Currently in 6 states and 10 cities with several projects under development, we are working hard to breathe new life into communities from coast to coast.

Our Team
About Urban Smart Growth

Our team is made up of passionate family and community oriented professionals

We believe in enhancing communities to breathe life back into old worlds. Whether it is a factory, school, warehouse or other complex, we believe in bringing new opportunities to these structures so that they can flourish again under new operations.

Founded in 2004, Urban Smart Growth is an innovative real estate development and management company committed to the principles of smart growth. With a mission to create diverse, sustainable and successful communities, we advocate transit-oriented, bicycle-friendly land use. Our goals are to achieve a unique sense of community and expand the range of transportation, employment, and housing choices while preserving and enhancing natural and cultural resources.

Headquarters Address

Urban Smart Growth
1005 Main St #1220
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact Details


Office Hours

9:00am to 6:00pm EST
Monday to Friday

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    Explore the Urban Smart Growth Family.

    Our inclusive family of brands from coast to coast are vital members of their local communities. We are proud to not only be heavily involved in enhancing the experiences of our neighbors, but also helping to establish new centers of art and culture that quickly become staples of regular life and events.

    Franklinton Friday Cocktail 🍸

    X by Glenmorangie | Watershed Apple Brandy
    Lemon | Grenadine | Aquafaba

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    It’s that Franklinton Friday See art, Be art type of vibe for us 👏⚡️ Immerse yourself in the arts tonight @400.square!

    Photo of the always amazing @kincsbynicki — Nichole Burton is one of 6 artists that will be featured in our Sacred Journey exhibition. Open studios, galleries, and more tonight 6-10PM 🎨

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    Walking into Wedding Weekend like….🤍🕊 ...

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    We have a few brand new artists in the studio spaces this Franklinton Friday! Check out what they’ve done with their spaces and vibe with the creative energy in the warehouse with us 🎨⚡️ This Friday 6-10PM

    Video from @marie_costudio 💫

    #art #artstudio #artistsoninstagram #creativecommunity #studiovibes #studioview #studioviews_daily #cbus #asseenincolumbus #columbusohio #downtowncolumbus #franklintonartsdistrict #franklintonfridays #400westrich #614 #614art #614artists #400square #createexplore #createeveryday #energy

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    Wood Fired Specials coming at you tomorrow!

    BEEF CHICKEN OR TRUMPET MUSHROOM | fajitas 🫑 | roasted corn 🌽 | pickled cabbage I jalapeño aioli 🌶 | verde 🍅

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    Last chance to check out @mrkingjd Exhibit “An Ode to Earth” is this Friday in our Wit Gallery (upstairs of 400 W Rich) 🌿🌱 ...

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    Something new is hitting the Strongwater Menu! Wood-Fired Specials are right around the corner 🔥What do you want to see us fire up on the grill? ...

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    Some Wednesday wisdom from the @bethelightcampaign studio 💫 Be sure to stop by their space this Friday during Franklinton Friday! It’s always a soul lifting experience. ...

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    Michelle and Brads day was long in the making and we have to say was well worth the wait! Cheers to the gorgeous couple 👰🏻‍♀️🤍✨ ...

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    We can’t wait for you all to see this exhibition ✨ Sacred Journey is brought to you by 6 extremely talented female artists in the 400 West Rich family. Explore their artistic interpretations though spirituality and the meaning of life. Opening this Friday during Franklinton Friday 6-10PM 🎨 ...

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