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.

    Thank you all for voting us Best of Columbus Weddings Industrial/Urban space 😍🤍 We’re so grateful to serve you all and celebrate such monumental moments in your love story!

    Shout out to our friends over at @highlinecarhouse as well!! It’s an honor to have tied with you guys. We love your space and will never forget having our holiday party there 🤍🥂 Cheers!

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    Catch @grlrage this weekend at Chromedge ❤️‍🔥 ...

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    It’s Franklinton Friday week y’all and you know what that means 😎🎨 Find us this weekend to explore open studios, new gallery exhibitions, and the Friendship Flea outdoor market!

    The @400.square campus will be grooving this Friday with tons to see and experience. Link in bio for details ⚡️

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    Next up on the 400 SQ mural tour is this scene from @ms.torressss on @chromedgestudios ❤️‍🔥👏 See her in person this weekend at Franklinton Friday! ...

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    Happy Independence Day! The world is wild and still somehow has the ability to be wonderful. We want to thank our community today. It’s together we make change. We The People have strength and we will always be on the pursuit of happiness and freedom for all. Wishing you all a beautiful day! Love, Strongwater 💛🥂 ...

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    The joy of a good twirl💃😍

    📷 @madelinebrobstphoto

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    Saturday sippers 🥂

    📷 @theevansfarmer

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    One week until Franklinton Friday! Find us on the 400 Square campus for Friendship Flea market, open studios and galleries and Chromedge and 400 West Rich, new murals on the campus, and so much more in the neighborhood! July 8th, 6-10pm ...

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    Coupla pot heads brought to life by artist @klmorrisstudios 👏 We’re one week away from Franklinton Friday open studios! Link in bio for details — July 8th, 6-10PM ...

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    Armando Roman will be one of several artists featured in the “Work In Progress” exhibition happening one week from today at Franklinton Friday! Link in bio for more gallery details — July 8th, 6-10PM ...

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    Tag your favorite female artists! Let share the love❤️‍🔥 one of ours is @miss.birdy — this mural is absolutely insane and can be found behind @400westrich on the 400 SQ campus 👏 ...

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    That feeling when a florist snags a creative studio 😍🌻 We love @sunflowerkateflorals being in the space! Don’t forget to shop + support women-owned businesses💪🔥 ...

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    Franklinton evenings 💛 We open tonight at 4pm ...

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