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Former Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. is seeking $4.25 million in state tax help to redevelop his historic office building at 30 Kennedy Plaza into a 48-room boutique hotel that he says would attract guests visiting the tenants in his adjacent office tower at 100 Westminster St.
When he bought both buildings and a nearby parking lot in early 2014 for about $60 million, Paolino said he hoped to turn the smaller of the buildings, built in the mid 1800s, into a hotel.
Paolino said challenges remain with his hotel plans. He has been one of the loudest critics of existing conditions at Kennedy Plaza, where many of the state’s bus routes converge. He said the city’s recent imposition of a no-smoking policy in Kennedy Plaza will help the area become more of a park and less a place where people loiter. But more must be done — the reason, Paolino said, that he has become chairman of the Downtown Improvement District.
JUNE 26, 2017 – 4:45 PM
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building, Providence, RI 02903
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor, Conf. Room
Approval of the June 7th meeting minutes.
1. CASE 17.053, 21 PLANET STREET, Welcome Arnold House, c1785-95 (COLLEGE HILL) – The applicant is requesting the demolition of the building. The applicants have requested that the application be continued, and the commission will vote on a continuance to a date certain. Public comment will be taken at that date.
2. CASE 17.010, 124 SYCAMORE STREET, vacant lot (ARMORY) – The applicant is requesting the new construction of a two-story cottage (This item is continued from the June 7th meeting).
3. CASE 17.045, 15 BARNES STREET, House, c1960 (COLLEGE HILL) – The applicant is requesting the construction of two additions, specifically: a First floor addition (16’10” x 13’8 1?2”) on back side of house behind existing carport; a Second floor addition (18’7” x 18’5.5”) above existing one-story living room; and a Second floor addition (12’11 1?2” x 11’) and deck (9’3 1?2” x 13 8 1?2”) above new construction on first floor. Additional the following alterations are being requested: Adding a front door to the street-facing side of the house to provide a means of entrance; Addition of a garage door recessed in existing; Relocation of existing carport entry stairs to inside the house; Adding additional windows in the existing living room on the east and south facing elevations; Relocation of second floor window on east-facing side, as well as relocation and addition f second window on west-facing; Alteration of the siding and window trim. Slight relocation of window so that it is better aligned; the Addition of a sunscreen to the rear elevation and the installation of fencing (This item is continued from the June 7th meeting).
Press Release from RIDOT:
RIDOT Offering Free In-State Commuter Rail Trips Between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green And Providence Stations
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to leave their cars at home for the daily trip to work, catching a flight, or a visit to the capital city by making in-state travel free on trains between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green and Providence stations.
RIDOT is making commuter rail service free for a limited time, beginning on July 3 and running through the end of the year. The promotion will raise awareness of this convenient transit service, encouraging more people to use the train instead of the busy Route 4 highway corridor and the subsequent challenges of driving into and parking in Providence.
“Rhode Island ranks on the bottom when it comes to the percentage of travelers who use transit as opposed to cars, yet we have the infrastructure and train service to make it easy for people to get around our state without a car,” RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. said. “Making it free for a period of time will make more people aware of this great service and provide them an opportunity try it and use it on a regular basis.”
Parking at Wickford Junction Station is free year-round. The facility – located minutes from Exit 5 on Route 4 in North Kingstown – includes covered garage parking, restrooms, a climate-controlled indoor waiting area, electric car charging stations and vending machines.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 5:30pm
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of minutes from May 16, 2017 regular meeting – for action
- Director’s Report
City Council Referral
1. Referral 3417 – 763-771 Broad Street/339 Potters Avenue – The applicant is requesting that a portion of 769 Broad Street that is zoned R-3 be rezoned to C-1 so that the lot is consistently zoned – for action (AP 49 Lot 632, Elmwood)
2. Case No. 17-017MI – 225 Dyer Street and 150 Richmond Street (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide two lots of approximately 5.07 acres into five lots measuring 9,956 SF, 92,846 SF, 46,853 SF, 35,254 SF and 33,190 SF – for action (AP 20 Lots 395 and 396, Downtown)
3. Case No. 17-014MI – 7-9 Duncan Avenue (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot measuring approximately 14,160 SF into two lots measuring 5,957 SF and 8,202 SF. The lot is zoned C-2 – for action (AP 5 Lot 517, Mt. Hope)
Tour 11 downtown apartment buildings, all in one afternoon! On Saturday, June 10th from 11AM to 5PM
Agenda Roll Call Approval of February 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Approval of May 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Nomination of Commission Chair (For Action) “Fountain Street Bike Lane Improvements” – Downtown – Ward 1 (For Action) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding potential improvements to the separated bike lane on Fountain […]
Agenda Roll Call Minutes Meeting of April 12, 2017 Designation of Legal Service Provider Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E and 4W: Parking Lots Request for extension of interim parking lot approvals. Parcel 13: Providence Place Mall Proposal to alter the existing sidewalk planter along Francis Street. Intermodal Transit Center This item is for discussion only. No […]
Agenda Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Meeting Minutes of March 13, 2017, April 10, 2017, May 1, 2017 (Special Meeting), and May 8, 2017 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 16.30: 91 Chestnut Street (I-195 Redevelopment District Parcel 30) – Request by Waldorf Capital Management, LLC for modifications to the approved design of […]
A four-story downtown office building near Johnson & Wales University is being converted to apartments and retail space.
Agenda Roll Call Minutes Meetings of March 21, 2017 and April 25, 2017 Parcel 13: Providence Place Mall Continued review of the proposal to remove the existing sidewalk planter along Francis Street. Adjournment
The Pawtucket Red Sox yesterday released plans to build an $83 million ballpark at the Apex site along Route 95 in Pawtucket. The plan envisions funding for the ballpark coming from the team, the State, and the City of Pawtucket.
We are thrilled to announce that today in Burnside Park, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy broke ground on Brandon’s Beach at Burnside Park, a new destination playground for children of all abilities located in the heart of historic Downtown Providence.
The Providence City Plan Commission meets Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 4:45pm at Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
You guys, seriously, when are we going to stop paving over our riverbanks?
The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, May 17th at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street.
Hose Company No. 6, a former popular restaurant at 636 Central Ave., could be coming down to make way for a new Family Dollar store, city officials confirmed this week.
The Downtown Design Review Committee meets on Monday, May 8th at 4:45pm.
Please join the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority for an update on the Downtown Transit Connector (DTC) – a planned, high-frequency transit corridor in downtown Providence – and an opportunity to provide further input on the redesign of Kennedy Plaza. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, […]