Central Falls City Hall
Office of the Mayor
580 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2020
Contact: Emily Rizzo, office: 401-616-2443, cell: 401-318-3788, [email protected]
Navigant Credit Union Helps Central Falls Revitalize Iconic Landmark
CENTRAL FALLS- Mayor James A. Diossa announced that Navigant Credit Union has provided the City of Central Falls a $50,000 grant to help fix the Cogswell Tower; iconic landmark in the heart of Central Falls’ Jenks Park.
The first phase of the Jenks Park Renovation includes Navigant’s contributions which will go to fixing the clock in the tower and to light the newly refurbished tower once it is completed. The project will include a complete restoration of clock by Antique Clock Restoration and the new lighting proposed will be able to change color depending on whatever event or holiday might be happening in the city through PRISM- Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management.
“It is because of the involvement of organizations like Navigant and their investment in this community that we can tackle these types of large projects,” said Mayor James A. Diossa. “It will be so great to have the clock fixed in the tower that is the icon for our city.”
The work is set to begin shortly with an anticipated end date in the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, the ongoing overhaul of Jenks Park continues beyond the tower itself. The City received approximately $470,000 from the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development to continue working in the park on the tower’s interior and exterior structure. A draft master plan will be available to the public on the redevelopment of the park soon as well as bid documents for other park improvements.
The City hopes to have all improvements completed in 2021.
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