Notice Of Regular Meeting • Monday, September 13, 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 of August 16, 2010
1. DRC Application No. 10.16, One, Two & Three Regency Plaza (Public Hearing)
The subject of the hearing will be an application by Regency Plaza LLC, requesting waivers of DRC Regulations limiting the maximum total area of all signs and prohibiting internally illuminated signs. The applicant is proposing to install new signage at the Regency Plaza Complex.
2. DRC Application No. 10.19, 1 Kennedy Plaza (RIPTA Intermodal Transit Center)
Proposal to replace the existing bicycle storage shelter with a new bus shelter pavilion.
3. DRC Application No. 10.20, Weybosset Street Comfort Station
Proposal to restore and relocate the historic comfort station tower to a new location in the right-of-way (Weybosset Street).
A note about item number 2. The bicycle storage shelter is a set of bike lockers that apparently no one ever uses. Of course not many people probably realize it is there, I didn’t until it was pointed out to me, I had no idea what it was. Of course the other reason may be, locked in a locker or not, people just don’t want to leave their bikes in Kennedy Plaza. It seems like a weird place for such a thing. I guess the buses can carry bikes, and it is an intermodal station, so it seemed to make sense when it was installed. But I just don’t see people putting their bikes on buses, riding to Kennedy Plaza, then wanting to store thier bikes in the Plaza. People take their bikes off the bus at K. Plaza, then ride their bikes to their final destination, then lock them someplace there.
Where bike lockers would make more sense, is the train station. Many people ride their bikes to the train station, lock them up and get on the train. We talked about this last year when we looked at Washington’s Bikestation.