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.

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
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.

Happy Friday Friends!!! ✨🕺🏽🥂

We are ONE WEEK away from our Open House over here at Strongwater!! Check our open house highlight for the list of vendors that are attending as well as the link to reserve a spot!!! We hope to see you there!! 🥂

📸 @photo243_

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Want to be apart of the 400 community? Check out this space we have! Set up a tour today! #614 #614artists #400westrich ...

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Want to be apart of the 400 community? Check out this space we have! Set up a tour today! #614 #614artists #400westrich ...

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Want to be apart of the 400 community? Check out this space we have! Set up a tour today! #614 #614artists #400westrich ...

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Sweet Smiles ✨

📸 @photo243_

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Hi friends!!

We are hosting an open house on March 2nd at Strongwater!! This event is not only to showcase our venue but to showcase the talent of our vendor friends as well!

The event will take place from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, take a peak below for more details!!


@aisleandco @lexxie_aisleandco
@laurawitherow with the FOMO photo booth
@joshstaleyproductions ft. A 360 photo booth
Specialty rentals:
Sweet treats:

If you are interested in stopping in, please follow the link in our story so that we may get a head count!!

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It’s Valentines Day!! Don’t forget to tell your person how much they mean to you 🤍 ...

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NEW in 2024: @miloscatering is our exclusive onsite caterer. With 25 years of catering experience and an outstanding culinary team, they can whip up the perfect menu for your event. Take a look at their menus via the link in our bio.

📷: @willielegit

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