In This Issue
RI Foundation Media Breakfast
Quonset Overcomes Regulatory Challenges
Providence Engineering Society Honors Steven King
News About Quonset    

Quonset Neighbor

Offers An Affordable

Living Option

For professionals working in the Quonset Business Park looking for affordable housing, the answer may be right around the corner. The King's Grant housing complex, located off Newcomb Road behind the Quonset Gateway District hosts 156 units, including 61 one-bedroom and 95 two-bedroom units. King's Grant is offering special security deposit arrangements for employees of businesses at the Quonset Business Park. 


Features in the apartments include renovated kitchen and baths, large closets, and high-speed Internet. Amenities also include laundry rooms in each building, tennis and basketball courts, picnic and playground areas, bus line access, and close proximity to the Quonset Business Park bike path.  


King's Grant invites you to come and take a tour of what they have to offer. If you, or someone you know, may be interested, please feel free to call King's Grant at for (401) 884-1801 for more information.

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Quonset Business Park Front and Center at R.I. Foundation Media Breakfast


Earlier today, at a media breakfast hosted by the Rhode Island Foundation, the Quonset Business Park was highlighted as a key leader in the ongoing effort to foster economic growth and create jobs in Rhode Island. The event, which was widely attended by media outlets statewide, was held as a six month follow-up to the Foundation's "Make It Happen RI" forum held in October 2012. The initial gathering brought together more than 300 Rhode Islanders to brainstorm new ideas that could boost the state's economy.


Recognized in the "Make It Happen RI" Progress Report for innovative policies that have led to job creation, the QDC briefly updated the gathering about recent progress and initiatives at the Business Park. Steven J. King, PE, Managing Director of the QDC, briefed the audience on the Port of Davisville's record breaking 2012 auto-import figures, the rapid construction of a small business incubator set to open at Quonset this summer, and an upcoming announcement in April about a major expansion of business at the Port of Davisville.
New England Real Estate Journal: Overcoming Regulatory Challenges to Create New Jobs - and New Beaches


Quonset Bike Path

Quonset Business Park is not only home to more than 175 businesses and 9,100 jobs, it is also a unique venue for visitors to enjoy nature, history and other recreational activities. Across the 3,200-acre Park there is more than 680 acres of open space, a 2.3 mile bike path, five historical and cultural venues (including the Seabee Memorial Park, Quonset Air Museum, and the Allen Madison House), and most relevant to this discussion - the creation of four new beaches at the Business Park. 

All of these things are part of the QDC's public access plan, which was developed in 2005. The plan was developed in cooperation with the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to help many of the Park's waterfront tenants comply with state CRMC guidelines regarding public access to Narragansett Bay. The result of that plan today serves as a good example of how creativity and flexibility can warm the climate for economic development, while serving the greater public good. 


To learn more about how this solution makes sense for all sides, check out the recent piece from the New England Real Estate Journal.   

Providence Engineering Society Honors
QDC's Managing Dir.
 with Freeman Award


The Providence Engineering Society recently held their 94th Annual Awards Banquet and awarded one of its most prestigious honors, The Freeman Award, to Steven J. King, PE, Managing Director of the Quonset Development Corporation. 

The Freeman Award
The Freeman Award was inspired by one the Society's most famous members, John Ripley Freeman, widely known as a key engineer on the Panama Canal and an authority on earthquake phenomena. However, it was his contributions as a consultant to several public works projects in Rhode Island, New England and across the globe that earned him the respect of the Providence society.  

The award recognized King for his "outstanding contributions to the civil engineering profession in the State of Rhode Island." In addition to the plaque, King also received special citations from Governor Lincoln Chafee, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed, Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, and Providence Mayor Angel Tavares.

Now in its 120th year, the Providence Engineering Society is the oldest professional engineering society in the United States. To learn more about the Providence Engineering Society, click here