Prepared for HOBG by Rustpoint Advisory, LLC, December, 2010. Envisions $8 million build out of the site with a marina, restaurant, and event space; includes marketing brochure, anticipated creation of 180 FTE jobs, and opinions of costs and revenues, indicating the potential for a viable investment.
Prepared for HOBG by Harbor Engineering, Inc., September 2010. Describes potential for “amazing synergy” of marina and shore side uses to produce an “economic boon” for the city and state; includes projected layout for slips and docking, survey of eight Upper Bay marinas, and discussion of economic factors for evaluating project’s potential financial viability.
Summer 2011. Summary of vision for vibrant public destination and updates on state action since voter approval of Open Space Bond.
Cities all over the world, which are blessed with ocean or bay views, have learned one principle — the greater the public's access, the more valuable their harbor areas become. Fox Point's shoreline at Narragansett Bay, which includes the state-owned Shooters site, offers Providence a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Adjacent to the increasingly popular attraction, India Point Park, this location could ensure that Providence would have a vibrant public waterfront — the signature of a great city.
City and state officials are now beginning to listen to the vision of an active public waterfront expressed by a legion of supporters. Now is the time, for a consensus to form — across all lines — to call for Shooters, the most critical piece of the puzzle, to be included in a public waterfront for Providence.
"Public use" for Shooters means taking advantage of the site's deepwater port as the necessary maritime link to other modes of transportation that meet here. Through a public-private partnership, it could become Providence Gateway, a marina-based, multiple use facility that would trigger needed tax revenues for the City and State.