“Within the next week or so, RIDC plans to award a contract to begin the remediation of the site — the next step in plans to house three buildings geared toward technology and research within the superstructure of the old mill.
“As part of the vision relayed to Mr. Wolf on Monday during a tour of the site, RIDC plans to install solar panels on the roof of Mill 19 — enough to generate all of the electricity for two of the three buildings.
“All stormwater will stay on site, and big old cranes used in the mill’s heyday will remain — as observation decks as part of the new development’s many amenities.
“The goal, said Don Smith, RIDC president, is to ‘create an experience for the user unlike anything else in the commonwealth.'”