The Franklin Court Redevelopment – Bristol, RI
Franklin Court is an independent and assisted living facility housed in six 3-story connecting buildings and totaling 198,000 square feet. It is located at the former Kaiser Mill site in Bristol, Rhode Island. Stevens & Associates served as preservation architects in the adaptive reuse of these abandoned mill buildings. Federal and state historic tax credits, along with affordable housing tax credits aided in the funding for this project. Character defining elements including clerestories, cupulas, and arched passageways were preserved, while secondary later addition buildings were demolished to make room for daylighting, parking, and greenspace.