Greater City Providence

City Plan Commission Meeting (May 11)


TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


Call to Order
Roll Call
Approval of meeting minutes from April 27th 2010- for action


1.Case No. 10-011MA – Subdivision of land from the relocation of Interstate 195 – Public informational meeting
The presentation is intended to provide information to the public and receive public comment as part of the Commission’s review of a proposed major subdivision. This proposal consists of subdividing land within the State’s right-of- way along the Interstate 195 corridor where the highway will be removed. The corridor extends from Interstate 95 northeast north of Clifford Street, then continuing east, crossing Chestnut, Richmond and Dyer Streets, to the west bank of the Providence River. The land also extends from the east bank of the Providence River at James Street, southerly until reaching Interstate 195 at Tockwotton Street. – for discussion. (Downcity)


2. Referral 3326 – An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Ordinances of the City of Providence Entitled “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance,” Approved June 27, 1994, as Amended, to change certain text in Articles I, III, X, and Appendix A; to revise the regulations of the W-3 Zone pertaining to permitted and prohibited uses; to create a new W-4 Zone entitled “Working Waterfront Protection District;” and to apply the W-4 Zone to an area of land along the Providence River south of Thurbers Ave.
In the W-3 zone, this ordinance would prohibit certain currently permitted uses, such as, but not limited to, Residential Mixed Use, incinerators and Other Materials Processing, Distribution and Storage. It would permit certain currently prohibited uses, such as, but not limited to, Temporary Lodging, more than 30 units; educational and health care institutions; marinas; eating and drinking establishments; certain manufacturing uses; Ship and Boat Building and Repair; and tourism-related uses. It would also remove the water-dependency requirement from uses in the W-3 zone. The new W-4 zone would be limited to water- dependent industrial uses. The W-4 zone would apply to land currently zoned W- 3 and W-2, as shown on the map accompanying the ordinance – for action. (Upper South Providence, Lower South Providence and Washington Park)


3. Downtown Plan and Knowledge District Study
Presentation of an overview of the Downtown Plan and Knowledge District Study by the DPD to Commission members – for discussion.


Agenda link [.pdf]

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