- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gov. Gina Raimondo will join members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation to break ground on a multimillion-dollar development planned for the area formerly occupied by Interstate 195.

Raimondo, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline- all Democrats -and others are expected to gather at the site of the Wexford Innovation Complex on Monday morning.

Officials first announced a multi-use complex for the area in May 2015.

The first phase of the project will cost $158 million, about $32 million of which is paid for with taxpayer subsidies.

Tenants for the first phase include Brown University’s School of Professional Studies, the Cambridge Innovation Center and a 170-room hotel.



Brown University President Christina Paxson will also be in attendance Monday.

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