Greater City Providence

City Plan Commission – July 21, 2009

Notice of Regular Meeting • Tuesday, July 21, 2009 • 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: June 16, 2009

Director’s Report

Land Development Projects

1. Case No. 09-002MA – 175 Broad Street (Public Informational Meeting) Request for Master Plan stage approval for the proposed commercial development of the property located at 175 Broad Street. The subject property is bounded by Service Road No. 7, Broad Street and Cahir Street (AP 24, Lot 603). (Upper South Providence) Continued from the CPC meeting on June 16, 2009.

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2. Neighborhood Plan Presentation Presentation of Washington Park/South Elmwood and Hope/Mt. Hope/Blackstone neighborhood plans by DPD staff. The plans will be reviewed by the Commission, public comment will be taken, and the Commission may choose to act to adopt one or both of the plans.


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  • 175 Broad Street: Does anyone know any details on this proposal? It’s been brought up at every CPC meeting since February but can’t find any mention of it beyond “…Master Plan stage approval for the proposed commercial development of the property..”.

  • What I have heard is that someone wants to put a CVS here, but I have no official verification of that.

  • CVS wouldn’t be to bad right there, if they build something like the Walgreens on Atwells, except with affordable units. It will be next to one of the new transit hubs.

  • Yes, i have heard it is a CVS, and the sticking points (i have heard) is the drive through window and parking deals being brokered with the Episcopal Church right there.

  • This is sort of apropos of nothing, but I came across this site in Denver where they’re rewriting their codes. As a one-trick Johnny, I’m surprised that there isn’t more opportunity to comment/edit on the website, but they do make a big stink about their community engagement at the meetings.

    FWIW, I’m looking at Denver as research for the city’s web services RFP. Denver, Austin, DC and Mecklenburg County (VA, not NC) were sites they mentioned as best-in-class. This RFP is pretty smart and they seem to have smart, attainable goals. With luck, the site can get hella better.

  • I can pretty much guarantee that there will be no affordable units (or units of any kind) on any CVS that would go there. I am willing to bet they wouldn’t even put a fake second floor on it.

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