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Capital Center Design Review Committee Meeting – August 22, 2017

Design Review Committee of the Capital Center Commission Meeting Notice
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – 8am
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Meetings of July 11, 2017 and July 25, 2017
  3. Waterplace Park
    Continued review of the proposal to construct a storage facility adjacent to the existing pavilion.
  4. Adjournment
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Construction starts at Edge College Hill

View from Memorial Blvd. at Washington St., 169 Canal at center.

Press Release from DBVW Architects:


DBVW Architects is working closely with Vision Properties on Edge College Hill, a new mixed-use residential project in downtown Providence at the base of College Hill. Located at 169 Canal Street, this new 15-story high-rise will include 202 micro-loft style apartments and first floor commercial space. Amenities for the residential units include a top floor common room and southwest facing terrace as well as a fitness center and first floor lobby/gathering space.

These modernly furnished apartments will primarily be marketed towards students. Features include over-sized windows, high-end finishes, 9′ 7″ ceilings, fully equipped kitchens and fold-down beds that tuck into contemporary cabinetry when not in use. Residents will be able to choose from views of the Providence skyline, historic College Hill, and the Rhode Island State House.

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WJAR: Woman struck, killed by garbage truck

walkinpvd-iconA pedestrian was struck and killed by a garbage truck in Providence Wednesday afternoon.

Police told NBC 10 News a 51-year-old woman was hit at the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Whelan Road around 1 p.m.

She was found lying on the ground just outside her home before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she died. Investigators said she lived in an apartment building near the scene.

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Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – August 15, 2017

Providence City Plan Commission Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 4:45pm
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Proposed building at 1292 Westminster Street, 4th item on the Agenda. Rendering by ZDS.

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  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from July 18, 2017, regular meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

Minor Subdivision

1. Case No. 17-016MI – 13 Cushing Street (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot in the R-2 zone measuring approximately 10,577 SF into two lots measuring 5,102 SF and 5,475 SF. Continued from the July 18, 2017 CPC meeting – for action (AP 10 Lot 232, College Hill)

2. Case No. 17-032MI – 121 Rutherglen Ave (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot measuring approximately 12,791 SF in the R-1 zone-which has an existing two family dwelling-into two lots measuring 6,531 SF and 6,260 SF. The applicant requires zoning relief for intensifying a nonconforming use by reducing the amount of lot area – for action (AP 61 Lot 320, Reservoir)

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Fane Organization Hope Point Tower on 195 Redevelopment District Commission Agenda Today – July 25, 2017

Rendering of proposed 45-story tower on Parcel 42 by the Fane Organization I. Public Session Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Azrack. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meetings Held on June 19, 2017 and July 10, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Presentation on the proposed development on Parcel 42 by Jason Fane of The Fane Organization. […]

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Not the apartment for you

If you go to public hearings on new development projects often enough, you’ll hear a familiar refrain—the apartments are too small, there’s no garden, too little parking, etc.—which boils down to: “I wouldn’t want to live there.” Well, guess what, not everyone wants to live where you do. Some people live alone, some people have […]

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City Plan Commission Meeting – July 18, 2017

Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from June 20, 2017 regular meeting – for action Director’s Report – In memory of Commissioner Meredyth Church Minor Subdivision 1. Case No. 17-016MI – 13 Cushing Street (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot measuring approximately 10,577 SF into two […]

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The impacts of where we park

Sometimes cars even have to stop to give way to a car going the other way, helping slow traffic on an otherwise quiet residential street with many children and pets. There’s even a name for this kind of street, a “give-way street.”

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2017 Providence 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Image from Department of Arts, Culture, + Tourism by Michael Christofaro The City of Providence will celebrate with fireworks, food, music, and more at India Point Park on July 4th. Details from the Department of Arts, Culture, + Tourism: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the […]

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