East Providence, RI Plans for an O’Reilly Auto Parts have received approval from the East Providence zoning board and the developer to begin construction this month. Owner of the property, Schiavo Enterprises, a commercial real estate development company in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has teamed up with DiPrete Engineering, New England Construction, Vision 3 Architects, Studio 401 Architecture and Narragansett Improvement Co. to build the facility.
Located at 270 Newport Ave., the new 7,200 s/f O’Reilly Auto Parts will sit between two buildings which make up a plaza, an Uncle Tony’s Restaurant at 260 and a future small retail tenant. The property is currently a blighted site once home to a Volkswagen dealership.
“The property was sitting for many years and needed a lot of attention,” said Rob Schiavo, managing member of Schiavo Enterprises. “The new plaza and O’Reilly Auto Parts will vastly improve the area’s landscape.”
DiPrete Engineering provided the site’s engineering and redesign and also worked on proposals and completed the American Land Title Association (ALTA) survey.
“We had to work through a few concerns including parking, stormwater, traffic, and buffering to the neighboring residential properties,” said Brandon Carr, project manager at DiPrete Engineering. “Now, with approvals in hand, the project is ready to move full steam ahead.”
Construction of the new O’Reilly Auto Parts is expected to be complete by June.