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 8 states and 13 cities with several projects under development, we are working hard to breathe new life into communities from coast to coast.

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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

401-722-0752
contact@urbansmartgrowth.net

Office Hours

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

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.

Awesomeness around @400.square ...

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Not to brag, but our espresso martini might just be the best kept secret in the city…

Cheers to the weekend!

#strongwatercolumbus #columbusrestaurants #cbuseats #cocktails #happyhour #espressomartini #dinner #franklintonartsdistrict #columbusohio
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In the arts district, we celebrate the art of cooking!

Join us at Strongwater and be part of the flavorful story 🥂

#strongwatercolumbus #columbusrestaurants #columbuseats #cbus #restaurants #happyhour #dinner #franklintonartsdistrict #artsdistrict
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Have you visited your favorite dream team recently? Here’s your sign to go catch up with Gaz and Nick! These two are handling all of our front of house operations and we couldn’t be more proud of them ❤️

#strongwatercolumbus #dreamteam #restaurant #columbusrestaurants #happyhour #dinner #columbusohio #cbus
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The Modern Saints will be hosting a “Modern Iconography” class at 400 W Rich, on October 20th

This class will go over some of the history, materials, process, symbolism, and methods of iconography to help you develop a sense of the Tradition of iconography. Then, using some new methods and materials, we will craft a “modern icon” of our own, borrowing or innovating from this Tradition however we would like to make an experience of creation that fits us and our faith practice.

Again - this is not a strictly traditional iconography class! We will be breaking some of the rules, even if just to learn that we prefer the rules!

Admission to these classes is proof of preorder of The Modern Saints book! (Find links on themodernsaints.com)

Materials will be provided, just bring a board, piece of repurposed wood, canvas, or other base material with you!”
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Flavors that speak to the heart ❤️

Don`t skip the Sweet & Spicy Bacon on our tapas menu! You can choose 3 delicious tapas dishes for just $18.

#strongwatercolumbus #columbusresturants #tapas #bacon #happyhour #columbusohio #franklintonartsdistrict
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The Modern Saints will be hosting a “Modern Iconography” class at 400 W Rich, on October 20th

This class will go over some of the history, materials, process, symbolism, and methods of iconography to help you develop a sense of the Tradition of iconography. Then, using some new methods and materials, we will craft a “modern icon” of our own, borrowing or innovating from this Tradition however we would like to make an experience of creation that fits us and our faith practice.

Again - this is not a strictly traditional iconography class! We will be breaking some of the rules, even if just to learn that we prefer the rules!

Admission to these classes is proof of preorder of The Modern Saints book! (Find links on themodernsaints.com)

Materials will be provided, just bring a board, piece of repurposed wood, canvas, or other base material with you!”
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The Modern Saints will be hosting a “Modern Iconography” class at 400 W Rich, on October 20th

This class will go over some of the history, materials, process, symbolism, and methods of iconography to help you develop a sense of the Tradition of iconography. Then, using some new methods and materials, we will craft a “modern icon” of our own, borrowing or innovating from this Tradition however we would like to make an experience of creation that fits us and our faith practice.

Again - this is not a strictly traditional iconography class! We will be breaking some of the rules, even if just to learn that we prefer the rules!

Admission to these classes is proof of preorder of The Modern Saints book! (Find links on themodernsaints.com)

Materials will be provided, just bring a board, piece of repurposed wood, canvas, or other base material with you!”
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Because happiness is warm soft pretzels and ice cold cocktails. Join us today for Happy Hour!

Happy Hour is Wednesday-Friday 4-6 PM!

#strongwatercolumbus #columbusresturants #happyhour #franklintonartsdistrict
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When food becomes art, you know you`re at Strongwater.

House-made Chocolate Flan is now on the menu!

#strongwatercolumbus #columbusrestaurant #dessert #happyhour #franklintonartsdistrict #columbusohio
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We are back in the restaurant today, just in time for Happy Hour!

Tag your happy hour partner-in-crime! 🥂💪🏻😎

#strongwatercolumbus #happyhour #columbusrestaurants #partnerincrime #franklintonartsdistrict
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Announcing Fresh A.I.R. Gallery first Soft Pastel Workshop with @toddaloe1 !
Saturday, September 30th, from 10:30am - 12:00pm

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery and SEEN Studio Artist in Residence Todd Loe will host a one session, 1.5hr workshop to learn his techniques with soft pastels. All skill levels are welcome, with no prior art making experience necessary. Ages 14 and up.Materials will be provided and participants will leave the workshop with one finished work and a set of pastels to take home.

Message @toddaloe1 for for more information or to register
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