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People’s Power & Light is greening the Downtown Providence Living Tour!

Green Event with PPL and website

We’re excited to welcome so many people downtown on Saturday, September 21st for the Downtown Providence Living Tour! The event runs from 11 AM to 5 PM, and tickets are available for $6 in advance, or $10 at AS220 during the tour. NOTE: ADVANCE TICKET SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

If you’re considering a move downtown, you’re probably most excited about living within walking distance to amazing amenities, including theaters, restaurants, the train station, and Providence Place. As many residents can attest, you can easily live here without owning a car, with RIPTA and Zipcar providing plenty of options for getting around.

To start the tour, check in at AS220 before walking or riding bikes from one property to the next, in whatever order you choose! With your ticket, you’ll have a chance to see: The 903, Avalon at Center Place, The Promenade, Providence G, Regency Plaza, The Residences, Waterplace, and Westminster Lofts. (Appointments to see the Arcade Providence upper-floor micro-lofts are limited).

The tour route is manageable on foot, but we know that some people will prefer to hop on a shuttle at points during the afternoon.  To compensate for this, local non-profit People’s Power & Light (PP&L) is helping to green the event! PP&L staff measured the fuel economy, average speed, and operation time of the tour shuttles to find a total amount of CO2 emitted. This was then converted into one MWh and matched with 100% local wind power using People’s Power & Light’s New England Wind program. This clean energy from the wind turbines enters the state’s electric grid and contributes to better air quality for everyone.

We thank People’s Power & Light for supporting the tour! For more information about PP&L’s green power programs, visit: To ask questions about the tour, contact The Providence Foundation.