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Historic District Commission Meeting, Dec. 6 – Proposed demolition of 95 Hartford Avenue

Notice of Regular Meeting
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 – 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Public Hearing

  • Call to Order & Roll Call

1. Case 10.164 – 0 Manton Avenue/95 Hartford Avenue (ICBD)
The applicant will give a presentation on the demolition proposal for the building. Public comment will be taken.

Adjournment

Public Meeting

  • Call to Order & Roll Call

Executive Session (RIGL 42-46-5(A) (2))

1. Discussion with legal counsel regarding pending litigation:
Bank of America, N.A. v. MLG Properties, Inc., P.B. No. 10-2487

Project Review

2. Case 10.164 – 0 Manton Avenue/95 Hartford Avenue (ICBD)
The applicant is requesting the demolition of the existing building.

3. Case 10.170 – 238 Adelaide Avenue (South Elmwood)
The applicant is requesting the removal of the existing slate roof and the installation of an imitation slate roof.

4. Case 10.130 – 126-128 Congdon Street – House, c.1908 (College Hill)
The applicant is requesting the approval for the installation of replacement windows. This item is continued from the October 25th meeting.

Preliminary Application

5. 96 Bowen Street (College Hill)
The owner will appear to discuss replacement windows at the property.

Other Business

  • Approval of 2011 Meeting Schedule
  • Election of Vice-Chair, Deputy Vice-Chair

Adjournment

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7 Responses to Historic District Commission Meeting, Dec. 6 – Proposed demolition of 95 Hartford Avenue

  1. brick December 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Is there a parking CRISIS in Olneyville that I don’t know about?

  2. Peter Brassard December 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    95 Hartford Avenue

    It’s not about parking. They don’t want to pay real estate tax or they want to pay as little as possible.

    The building is over 126,000 square feet. It could be redeveloped into over 100 two-bedroom affordable apartments, besides other uses.

    Who is the owner?

  3. Sam December 7, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Did anyone attend? Any news on the fate of the building?

  4. Bob December 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    The HDC denied the request for demolition, finding that the applicant had not met any of the required criteria.

  5. Jef Nickerson December 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Thanks for the update Bob. I was unable to attend last night’s meeting.

  6. Jason December 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Jef – the building identified in your picture is not the building. The building is located two builings to the north; it’s next to the river. The building is in receivership. It’s AP 105, Lot 58

  7. Jef Nickerson December 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Thanks Jason, I pulled the photo. I flew over on Google and think I know which building you mean.

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