“For many year WPI worked in close partnership with the WBDC on making The Gateway Park project a reality. In fact, it was the WBDC’s initial vision that ignited WPI’s own passion for this project, leading to the university’s investment of more than $110 million thus far.
Working together, we transformed a blighted and underutilized area in the core of the city into a clean, thriving development that is now home to a mix of academic, research and commercial enterprises.
The Gateway Park project has been recognized as a national model of environmental stewardship and urban redevelopment, and was designated as the anchor for the state’s first Growth District, an initiative to accelerate job creation in locations that are primed and ready for development.
As a partner, WBDC demonstrated remarkable creativity, drive, resourcefulness and diligence. When our partnership changed in 2010, the WBDC still continued to promote the growth and success of the Park. WPI will be forever grateful for their leadership, partnership and support.”